Medical records are the goldmine of personal health. Every doctor’s office visit, test result, vitals reading, drug prescription, and hospital stay provides you with the information you need to manage your healthcare on an ongoing basis. This is why a growing number of people are collecting their medical information and developing a personal health record for themselves and their loved ones.
Baptist Health MyHealth App
Baptist Health MyHealth mobile app, available for your phone or tablet, gives you access to tools to manage your health including MyChart, Virtual Care and finding a provider.Download the App
What Medical Information Should I Keep Track of?
Nearly every interaction we have with the healthcare system produces a record of some sort. Some of these are highly technical and limited to medical providers but many are now available to consumers through digital applications, known as patient portals. Additionally, you have the option of recording data from self-administered tests, such as blood-pressure readings and diabetic finger-sticks. There are a great variety of sources containing valuable medical information and recommended preventive-care schedules:
- Personal health history, including medical history, ongoing conditions, and current courses of treatment
- Family health history, including recurrent medical conditions with possible genetic factors
- Doctor’s office records
- Test results, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, urinalysis, bloodwork, bone-density scans, and allergen sensitivities
- Vaccination schedules for yourself and your loved ones
- Wellness and preventive screenings, including physicals, bloodwork, endoscopies, colonoscopies, prostate exams, pap smears, and mammograms
- Hospital discharge notes
- Prescription drug records
- Health insurance forms and information
- Medical power of attorney and other legal documents.
Yes, it takes some effort to stay on top of all your medical records. But isn’t your health worth it? Remember that good information today can help you block a bad illness tomorrow.
Baptist Health Makes It Simple to Access Medical Records with Our MyHealth App
One of the best ways to manage your healthcare and build a personal health record is to use a digital app that gives you access to provider-generated medical data. That’s why Baptist Health is introducing the MyHealth digital app for your phone or tablet.
Available at no cost, the MyHealth app combines your patient portal and MyChart. Though it doesn’t replace the MyChart app, you can access your MyChart account within the app. MyHealth lets you to perform all the functions you are used to completing through MyChart, including:
- Access your records with Baptist Health providers
- Email your provider
- Find providers by name, gender, specialty, or zip-code location
- Find Baptist Health locations near you
- Get the latest health information from the Baptist Health blog
- Learn about Baptist Health-sponsored clinical trials
- Notify your provider that you’ve arrived for a visit
- Request a prescription refill
- Receive the latest updates, such as emergency alerts and care advisories
- Reserve an appointment time at an urgent-care facility
- Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine
- Schedule an online provider visit
- Sign up for Baptist Health classes and events
- Take a health risk assessment
- View lab and test results.
MyHealth and MyChart: the Dream Team
It’s not necessary to have a MyChart account to use the MyHealth app, but you’ll be missing out on the app’s full benefits without one. Once you’ve downloaded MyHealth, click on MyChart at the bottom of the screen to set up your MyChart account.