Community Health Systems (CHS) has announced many of its affiliated hospitals now support Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to enable patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose. CHS’s affiliates own, operate or lease 106 hospitals in 18 states with approximately 17,000 licensed beds. Approximately 100 CHS-affiliated hospitals are participating to help patients easily aggregate medical data.
Patients who have received care from a CHS-affiliated participating hospital can use their iPhones to securely receive and store important details from their medical records, including allergies, conditions, immunizations, labs, medications, procedures and vitals. Patients can also receive notifications whenever their data is updated. Previously, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s website and patient portal and piece together their health information manually. Now, medical information from each patient’s participating providers is organized into a single view with all of the available information stored together.