Hawaii Pacific Health launches MyHealthAdvantage – PHR Connecting Patients, Physicians and Hospitals
Posted Dec 05 2009 6:53pm
Hospitals and clinics are connecting in Hawaii. Pacific Health consists of 4 hospitals and several clinics. Patients will now be able to log on and have their own PHR with lab results, get refills and communicate via email with their physicians. If you look at the image, the log on shows MyChart from Epic on the screen. Epic is the same system used by many large hospitals on the mainland to include Cedar Sinai and Kaiser Permanente.
With the doctors at the clinics being connected patients will have the ability to interact and better participate in their own healthcare. A short while back I spoke with Dr. Leo from Long Beach Memorial Hospital who also uses Epic and they were able to accomplish the same/similar arrangement with Talbert Medical Offices. BD
Hawai'i Pacific Health today announced the launch of MyHealthAdvantage, a free online, 24/7 health connection that will allow patients at Straub Clinic & Hospital and Kaua'i Medical Clinic to access and manage their medical records and communicate with their doctors online.
MyHealthAdvantage offers a completely secure online connection that is fully compliant with federal and state privacy laws and provides an easy-to-use, 24/7 connection that allows patients to:
Schedule medical appointments
View test results
Request prescription refills
View health summaries from the MyHealthAdvantage electronic health record
Access trusted health information resources
Communicate electronically and securely with their primary care physicians
Hawai'i Pacific Health is a nonprofit healthcare system and the state's largest healthcare provider, committed to providing the highest quality medical care and service to the people of Hawai'i and the Pacific Region through its 4 affiliated hospitals, 44 outpatient clinics and 2,263 physicians and clinicians. The network is anchored by its four nonprofit hospitals that share strength and resources: Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. The hospitals of Hawai'i Pacific Health collectively lead the state in the areas of women's health, cancer care, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, and bone and joint services. Hawai'i Pacific Health hospitals are among the top 3.8 percent of hospitals nationwide in electronic medical record adoption. Its EMR implementation allows its hospitals to offer integrated, coordinated care statewide. Learn more at: http://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org.