DeKalb Community Hospital has announced the launch of their new electronic health Access called “HA! – Health Access 24/7,” the new online service – which is free to patients – provides secure online access to medical records and health care providers anytime, anywhere. To sign-up for Health Access 24/7 (HA), go to the hospital’s website: www.DeKalbCommunityHospital.com
Kim Frazier , Chief Nursing Officer, played a major role in the implementation of the new online feature. “One of the most convenient things about Health Access 24/7 is the online Personal Health Record (PHR),” she said. “The PHR allows you to store, view, and update all of your health information in one secure place. Only you can decide who has access to your medical history, which ensures your privacy. You can also use it to help manage the health of someone you care for, with their permission, of course.”
“Realizing the benefits of electronic health access depends, of course, on how effectively they're used,” said Sue Conley - Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb Community and Stones River Hospital, “We are glad to offer this opportunity to our patients and look forward to the benefits that Health Access 24/7 (HA) will give them. The goal of the program is to promote the spread of electronic health records to improve health care in DeKalb County and across the United States. It is free and very convenient. You can view your health information from your smart phone, laptop, tablet or any internet friendly device.”
The benefits of Health Access 24/7 include:
•Complete and accurate information. With electronic health records, health care providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Providers will know more about their patients and their health history before they walk into the examination room.
•Better access to information. Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. Electronic health records also allow information to be shared more easily among doctors' offices, hospitals, and across health systems, leading to better coordination of care.
•Patient empowerment. Electronic health records will help empower patients to take a more active role in their health and in the health of their families. Patients can receive electronic copies of their medical records and share their health information securely over the Internet with their families including test results and medical history.
In addition to helping patients access their personal health information more easily, the hospital’s new patient portal will also help people better manage chronic conditions and coordinate care for dependents (with their permission).
For more information on how you can access your health information and test results online, go to: www.DeKalbCommunityHospital.com
Pictures: A patient shows how easy the new HA! online health information is to use. Health Access 24/7 (HA) is free to patients of DeKalb Community Hospital. The online feature’s goal is to improve communication between patient, doctor and family while saving valuable time for the patient.