Your Health Information, Your Rights.
Demand your health information from Hospitals, Doctors, Laboratories, Pharmacies, and Insurance companies. Get it, check it, own it, and use it in a format that is most convenient for you. Know your rights. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Check out this infographic from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Navigating the Medical Records Request Journey
Have you ever felt as though you are sending your medical records requests to a black box — you are rarely notified if your request was received and processed and are left with little understanding of what is involved in fulfilling your request.
Venturing through the medical records request process, see if your journey maps with any of the 3 personas and their journies in this study from The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
It’s all there! Ask and you shall receive!
In today’s world, paper just doesn’t cut it. Online records keep everything in one place, so you and your care providers have easy access to everything in your health records at all times.
Most of the Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices and Medical Laboratories have completed their transition to electronic health records and more and more patient health information is available electronically.
We often wait to transfer our records until there’s a health crisis, which means that when we need our records, more often than not, we need them quickly. With the availability of electronic health records from most of the providers, we can quickly access our medical records using the Health Wizz mobile app right from our phones.
Background of HL7 FHIR Standard
Healthcare interoperability, while difficult, is not impossible. Dr. David McCallie of Cerner talks about all the hard work that has been done and is being done to make this possible with the JASON Task Force, The Argonaut Project, and the HL7 FHIR standard. If we have an app that can run anywhere in the healthcare system, we can get an economy of scale that would be transformative to healthcare interoperability. The Health Wizz mobile app with its Health Information Exchange of One, is extraordinarily close to providing that interoperability.