In Brief

Members of the clinic can now access have on-demand access to their health records from various institutions regarding allergies, immunizations, and more all in one place

Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have access to their health information right from their smartphones thanks to the Health Records on iPhone and the MyChart application. Both apps allow patients to check up on  medical data such as allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, as well as help organize information from different institutions in one place.

Patients also receive notifications every time their info is updated. “Access to one’s own medical records is a crucial part of the digital transformation taking place in healthcare today, and enhances our relationship with our patients,” said Peter Rasmussen, M.D. and neurosurgeon as well as medical director of digital health at Cleveland Clinic. “Our goal is to make that access as easy, convenient and useful as possible, placing patients firmly in the center of their own health data.”

Giving access to personal medical information can help people lead healthier lives and make better-informed decisions during their day-to-day routines. Providing on-demand access to patients on their own terms helps empower them, providing them with the information they need without having to call their doctor first.

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Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have access to their health information right from their smartphones thanks to the Health Records on iPhone and the MyChart application. Both apps allow patients to check up on  medical data such as allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, as well as help organize information from different institutions in one place.

Patients also receive notifications every time their info is updated. “Access to one’s own medical records is a crucial part of the digital transformation taking place in healthcare today, and enhances our relationship with our patients,” said Peter Rasmussen, M.D. and neurosurgeon as well as medical director of digital health at Cleveland Clinic. “Our goal is to make that access as easy, convenient and useful as possible, placing patients firmly in the center of their own health data.”