myLAHealtheRecords: A New and Better Way to Manage Personal Health Information

There are many reasons patients need quick, secure online access to their healthcare records and medical history: when visiting a new doctor, reviewing recent lab results, managing care for an elderly parent, or during an emergency. Providing patients with secure access to their healthcare data through a patient portal has become crucial to quality care.

Using a patient portal can cause confusion and frustration. Patients create multiple accounts because they visit multiple providers and clinics. Often times this means patients are likely to have several patient portals with user names and passwords to login to access medical information from each provider. For Louisiana patients, however, there is a new option; one which allows patients to access and control their personal health records in one place – myLAHealtheRecords. HealthSYNC of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Medical Society provide myLAHealtheRecords as a one-stop site for personal healthcare information.

HealthSYNC, Louisiana’s physician-led health information exchange (HIE), encourages the use of the myLAHealtheRecords patient portal to manage health records on everything from diagnosis, to treatment, to medications and allergies, to previous illnesses and injuries. HealthSYNC supports patient engagement by electronically transmitting medical records available in the HIE to patients who have an established myLAHealtheRecords patient portal account. For a patient this means they will have access to healthcare data made available from participating providers in the HIE.

Other valuable components for patients include online medical record access, secure messaging, tracking of critical health information such as weight and blood pressure, secure maintenance of important documents, up-to-date health information and education, and new health information alerts. myLAHealtheRecords is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and meets all of the Meaningful Use and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements.

For more information about myLAHealtheRecords, visit: www.mylahealtherecords.com.



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About HealthSYNC of Louisiana

HealthSYNC of Louisiana is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the Louisiana State Medical Society and KaMMCO Health Solutions, offering a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.

About Louisiana State Medical Society

Established in 1878, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) serves as the trusted advocate for physicians in the state of Louisiana. The LSMS aims to promote excellence in the practice of medicine and is the largest voluntary physician organization in the state, representing all specialties.

Contact:

Jeff Williams
Louisiana State Medical Society
Executive Vice President & CEO
225.200.8728
jeff@lsms.org