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Online pilot program helps patients track, manage medical records

Tool expected to be readily available later this year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2014) — The Kentucky Health Information Exchange today unveiled a pilot program called myhealthnow to help patients access their personal medical records and store medical records via the Internet.

kyhealthThe tool provides numerous benefits for consumers, including:

  • A central place for Kentucky patients to access, aggregate, manage and share health information for themselves and their family members.
  • Online security and easy access to information. Existing electronic health information will be sent securely to portal users, enabling them to easily access health data.
  • Ease and accuracy. The portal will contain accurate and up-to-date records for medications, allergies, health conditions, lab results and other critical health data – improving communication and coordination of care and reducing errors and unnecessary cost and service duplication.

Once the portal is deployed later this year, patients and providers will be able to exchange electronic health information. Providers will simply log on to the site, register their patients for an account and provide patients with a secure member access code. Patients will then visit the site, enter the code and set up their portal accounts. When both parties are connected via the portal, they can begin securely exchanging health information.