Sentara is the first health system in the region to offer the free Sentara MyChart iPhone app to patients. NORFOLK, VA (March 14, 2011) –
Sentara announces the latest advancement in its attempt to better use technology to improve health, the Sentara MyChart app. Beginning Monday, March 14, Sentara MyChart users can download the free MyChart app to receive secure remote access to their personal health information from the iPhone or iPad.
This remote access offers some of the functionality of full MyChart web access. Using the Sentara MyChart iPhone App
, patients can:
View test results
Send and receive medical advice messages
View upcoming appointments, cancel appointments, view locations and directions for appointments, view visit summary for prior appointments
View preventive care items and when they are due
Access health summaries, including allergies, immunizations and problem/condition lists
View medication list and information
Gain proxy access to help manage care for a family member
The MyChart iPhone app is powered by Epic and has been rolled out in other parts of the country. Sentara is the first system in this region to offer the free MyChart app to patients. According to Epic, there are about eight million patients across the country using MyChart. About Sentara eCare® and Sentara MyChart
The implementation of Sentara eCare®, the region’s most comprehensive electronic health record system
, has provided a platform for using technology to improve care. All seven Sentara hospitals
in Hampton Roads and most Sentara Medical Group
physician offices operate on Sentara eCare®.
The system has brought dramatic clinical improvements in hospital care, including a reduction in average length of stay for patients, a reduction in hospital readmission rates, shortened length of time from admission to bed assignments, decreased times from medication orders to administration, and prevented more than 100,000 potential medication errors across its hospitals operating on the Sentara eCare® platform.
As one part of the larger Sentara eCare Health Network®, Sentara MyChart helps patients connect with physicians and their staff, enabling even faster diagnosis and quality treatment. Sentara MyChart offers the convenience and flexibility of anytime access to a patient’s medical record and tools to manage care. Over 50,000 area residents are currently engaged through the Sentara MyChart patient portal. Related links:
Get the Sentara MyChart iPhone AppLearn more about Sentara MyChartSentara eCare Health Network
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