Kaiser Permanente Lets Members Access Health Data Via Smartphone


On Tuesday, Kaiser Permanente announced that about nine million Kaiser members now can use mobile phones to access their electronic health information, Healthcare IT News reports (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 1/24).

Members with Android smartphones can use a no-cost mobile application to access their electronic health records from Kaiser's system. Members with other types of smartphones can access their health data through a mobile-optimized version of Kaiser Permanente's website (Dolan, MobiHealthNews, 1/24).

The Android app and mobile-optimized website allow users to:

  • Access diagnostic information;
  • Email with physicians;
  • Obtain lab results; and
  • Order prescription refills (Walsh, CMIO, 1/24).

Kaiser plans to release an iPhone version of its smartphone app in the coming months (Goedert, Health Data Management, 1/24).

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