Patients of GPs in Wellington’s Compass Health PHO are some of the first to get secure access to their health records via their mobile phones. A mobile app for ManageMyHealth has been launched for both Apple and Android devices, designed to enable Compass patients in the Wellington region to communicate with their doctors in real time and to download personal health information.
“We welcome and are excited about the app version of the ManageMyHealth patient portal,” says Martin Hefford, CEO, Compass Health. “It gives patients easy online access to their health information, as well as providing a secure interface for booking appointments and communicating with the GP team. “We are pleased to be able to offer a patient portal that links directly to the shared care record and that will, in future, include a shared care plan capability.”
Going forward, local GP Dr Richard Medlicott is enthusiastic about the use of the mobile app for the portal. “My practice has about 2000 patients on the patient portal,” Dr Medlicott adds. “Increasingly the world is mobile and smart device enabled. Having this available on the smart phone is a good step forward.”
The new app makes it possible for people to access their health record and communicate with their health care providers with full privacy from their mobile phones and in much the same way as they now organise their financial lives.
For PHOs and their practices, ManageMyHealth increases healthcare efficiencies and administration savings through functionality such as online appointments and electronic medical records management, secure messaging and appointment reminders. All of this can now be done on mobile phones.