Geisinger Launches Mobile App to Access Electronic Health Record

Geisinger Health System (GHS) is making electronic health services available to iPhone and Android users with a free mobile application, MyChart.

MyChart allows users to see their MyGeisinger electronic medical information, including health summaries, test results, messaging to and from their physician, appointments, health maintenance reminders and proxy access to family members’ health records, through a secure mobile application.

“We are thrilled to offer this valuable tool to MyGeisinger users,” said Chanin Wendling, manager, eHealth, GHS. “Our goal is to offer secure access to our patients’ health records in the most convenient and efficient manner possible. Our hope is that this ease of access will help our patients keep health in the forefront of their minds.”

MyGeisinger, the GHS Internet patient portal, is an online tool that allows patients to electronically manage their health record. The program was launched in 2001.

To begin using MyChart, registered MyGeisinger users first need to search keyword “MyChart” in the iTunes App store or Android Market and add the application to their portable device. Visit www.MyGeisinger.org for instructions and frequently asked questions.

Source: Geisinger Health System; Newswise