The Journey to Empowering Patients via Apple Health
By: Nancye Lahue
This blog post will show how MEDITECH patient data can now be put in the hands of the patient on their iOS devices simply and securely providing access and empowering patients with control of their own medical information.
Hospitals that are currently using or moving to MEDITECH Expanse have an opportunity to allow patients to access their clinical data on their iOS devices within Apple® Health. This will give patients the ability to bring their medical records together securely from a variety of disparate systems such as the VA or a reference Lab. Besides the requirement to be on MEDITECH Expanse, hospitals will need to configure their patient portal to allow data to flow from the Patient Portal to Apple Health. Apple iOS 11.3 or later is required on the end users device.
Apple Health organizes important health information in the Health app and integrates data from an iPhone, Apple Watch, or other third-party device/app. It provides a straightforward, holistic view of ones personal health journey. This allows one to view all health-related information in one convenient place, monitor long-term trends, or dive into the daily details of a wide range of health metrics.
The review process we provide for our customers includes a comprehensive assessment, focusing on key areas of the Supply Chain Management system, providing insight into:
Apple Health and MEDITECH
MEDITECH Setup Overview
Apple Setup Overview
Completing the Setup
Providing access to ones own health profile encourages people to be more proactive about the quality and accuracy of their own health records. Access via a mobile device simplifies the auditing of available information and allows people to fill information gaps by supplementing data to providers. This continues the process by which the patient (customer) is put at the center of the healthcare journey.
As Director of Business Solutions, Nancye manages Business Operations and Security solutions for Engage. Nancye provides direct leadership over the Engage Security team, a unique team of analysts that is 100% focused on user access administration within all versions of MEDITECH, Active Directory and numerous third-party applications. Engage’s Security team operates with strict adherence to HIPAA, HITECH and hospital privacy policies with a disciplined approach to managing role-based profiles and proper access authorizations. Nancye’s leadership in Security Policy has resulted in numerous successful audits within the MEDITECH system. Nancye has an MBA in Health Care Administration.
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