Great Plains Health has welcomed nearly 100 users of their new online patient portal, Your GPHealth, the medical center announced Monday.
The tool gives patients the ability to access select personal health information conveniently from a computer, tablet or smartphone.
“Your GPHealth is an easy-to-use tool that essentially puts patients in the driver’s seat of their own health information,” said Jim Saul, Great Plains Health chief information officer.
By logging on to http://www.gphealth.org/yourgphealth and completing a registration form, Your GPHealth users can:
• Access certain personal health information as it pertains to their hospital stay.
• Self-enter personal information (such as emergency contacts, healthcare providers and health insurance information).
• Build a secure personal health record by self-entering medications, allergies and medical events.
• Record and track personal health measures, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, heart rate, body temperature, weight, pain and more.
“To launch this product, we started with basic functions,” Saul said. “We wanted to get Great Plains Health patients familiar with the primary benefits of the system first. As more patients engage in its benefits, we will add new personal health information components to Your GPHealth, making sure to maintain the ease-of-use while enhancing the amount of medical information that can be found on the online tool.”
The four-step registration process takes just minutes to complete and is open at no charge to anyone who uses Great Plains Health services, either at the hospital or in one of the Great Plains Physician Network clinics (Great Plains Pain Management, Neurosciences, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Endocrinology, Spine Center, Pulmonology, Infectious Disease, Urology, Psychiatric Services, Heart & Vascular Center or the Callahan Cancer Center).
“We welcome all of our clinic and/or hospital patients to logon, register and start realizing the benefits of around-the-clock access to select personal medical information. It’s a great service and we are proud to offer it to our community,” said Saul.