LITTLE ROCK — Patients at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) can now see their medical data on their iPhone using the Apple Health app, making it easier to monitor and track their health and progress toward wellness goals. UAMS is the first health care institution in Arkansas to partner with the popular Apple Health app.
This new function in the Health Records component of the Apple Health app integrates information from the patient’s hospital and clinic visits with the app, providing a one-stop source for patients to see their available medical data from participating providers whenever they choose. Previously, patients had to log into each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually.
“Nearly 100,000 UAMS patients use MyChart, our online health portal that allows patients to send secure messages to their health care team, see lab and test results, make appointments, and request prescription refills from their phone or computer at any time,” said Rhonda Jorden, UAMS vice chancellor for Information Technology and chief information officer. “Now, with Apple Health, they can link data from their visits to UAMS with data from other health care providers who partner with Apple Health.”
Available data from the UAMS MyChart app includes test and lab results, allergies, immunizations, medical conditions, procedures and medications. Apple worked with the health care community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records where data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/healthrecords/.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.