Door County Medical Center (DCMC) today offers Health Records on iPhone to patients who are Meditech portal users, bringing together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose.
“This is an exciting time for DCMC as we work towards increased technological patient engagement. Offering Health Records on iPhone is just one more opportunity to support that mission,” says Erick Schrier, DCMC Chief Information Officer.
Previously, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually. Apple worked with the healthcare community to take a consumer-friendly approach and created Health Records based on FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), a standard for transferring electronic medical records.
Health Records creates a direct connection between medical institutions and a patient’s iPhone, allowing them to see a central view of their allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals. It also notifies patients when their data is updated.
Health Records on iPhone was designed to protect patients’ privacy through utilizing a direct, encrypted connection between the user’s iPhone and the healthcare organization. Downloaded health records data is stored on-device and encrypted with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
For more information on Health Records, visit: https://www.apple.com/healthcare/health-records/.
For more information how Apple protects user privacy when they use Health Records: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209519
About Door County Medical Center
For more than 75 years, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has been the leader in health and wellness for Door and Kewaunee counties. Our integrated medical center provides a wide range of specialties, including Primary Care, General Surgery, the Women’s and Children’s Center, the Door Orthopedic Center, Behavioral Health, the Door County Cancer Center, a skilled nursing facility, and rehabilitation services facilities among others. With its main campus in Sturgeon Bay and satellite clinics and rehabilitation services facilities in other smaller communities, DCMC provides expert care, close to home. More than 175 physicians serve on the medical staff. Visit www.dcmedical.org for more information.