Allscripts, which specializes in healthcare information technology solutions, has announced that Apple Health Records is now available for Allscripts Sunrise, TouchWorks, and Professional EHR clients, and their patients.
Health Records brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for individuals to see their available health data from multiple providers whenever they choose, according to Allscripts CEO Paul Black. Health Records is available for iPhone users running iOS 11.3 or higher. This latest offering is an addition to Allscripts patient engagement offering, which includes Allscripts FollowMyHealth, the EHR-neutral cornerstone of the Allscripts patient engagement solution.
Previously, an individual’s health information was held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log in to each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually. Apple worked with the health care community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a standard for transferring electronic medical records, says Black.
Now, individuals will have medical information from participating institutions organized into one view, covering allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, and will receive notifications when their data is updated. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
Sharp HealthCare, Think Whole Person Healthcare, UT Physicians, Blessing Health System, Erie County Medical Center, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and Digestive Disease Associates are among the healthcare organizations that have participated in early testing.