Posted In General News on March 23, 2023
TidalHealth will now offer MyChart subscribers an effortless way to get an all-encompassing view of their overall health and wellbeing by partnering with Apple Health and the Apple Health app.
The Apple Heath app tracks sleep, steps, nutrition, and more on apple devices, while MyChart focuses on personal, secure medical records, lab results, appointments, and messages from medical professionals. Both apps allow patients to access health data at no cost.
Vice President of Information Technology Mark Weisman, MD, hopes the combination of the two apps provide patients with a single site view of their overall health.
“MyChart really has the ability to comprehensively bring all the data together. It is important for patients who use multiple systems for care to have a unified, single-source view of their health,” he said.
TidalHealth hopes patients will experience the benefits of easily tracking their health online. “We know that patients who are more engaged in their healthcare, actually do better in life,” said Weisman, who is also the health system’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer. “So, we want to make it possible for people to have that opportunity, if they’re so motivated to do those things, and we want them to be able to do it with TidalHealth.”
The collaboration of the two apps is just one of many goals for Dr. Weisman and his team, who continue to strive for advanced online care for TidalHealth patients.
This is one of many steps to still come in our digital journey,” Weisman said. “When we looked at how to help our patients that wanted to engage with us online years ago, we started down this path. Apple Health and MyChart are two of the pieces we identified that allow us to be a flexible and reachable health system.”
For security, unless signed up by our staff in-person, a code is needed to register. This can be found on discharge or after-visit summary sheets. Sign up online without a code at tidalhealth.org. To learn more about MyChart, visit: https://www.tidalhealth.org/medical-care/financial-admin-services/medical-records.
To learn more and obtain Apple Health and apple devices, visit: https://www.apple.com/ios/health/.