Your Healthcare Information is Now at Your Fingertips!
My Health Record is an online service through which hospital inpatients can review their personal care summary, record their own personal health notes, and list their medications and allergies.
One of the most convenient features of My Health Record is the online Personal Health Record. The Personal Health Record allows you to store, view, and update your health information in one secure place. Only you can decide who has access to your medical history, which ensures your privacy.
You can also use it to help manage the health of someone you care for, with their permission. Using a Personal Health Record can help people make better health decisions and improve their quality of care by allowing them to access and use the information needed to communicate effectively with others about their healthcare.
Here’s a list of some of the things you can do through My Health Record:
- View personal care summary for inpatient hospital visits since September 2014.
- Record your own personal health notes.
- List your medications and allergies.
Register – To set up your account
Sign-in – To sign-in to an existing account
The Value of Personal Health Records (PHRs) – This is a joint statement for consumers written by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association.
The website myPHR, administered by AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation, provides some excellent resources, including these:
- Accessing Your Health Records
- Common Privacy Myths
- Your Privacy Rights
- What is a PHR?
- Information for Caregivers
- Avoiding Medical Identity Theft
- Why Should You Keep a PHR?
- How to Create a PHR
- Choose a PHR
And, from the HealthIT.gov website, check out the Patients and Families’ section.
If you need help accessing My Health Record, please contact customer support at 1-866-735-2963.