iPhone medical app roundup: Patients access Epic EMR via app

By Brian Dolan
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Epic EMRs viewable by patient via iPhone app: Dean Clinic, a Wisconsin-based healthcare provider launched an iPhone application for its patients that enables them to view their own electronic medical record through the care provider's Epic EMR system. The app, called MyChart only works for users of Apple iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. “We see this as a valuable service to our patients,” says D.J. Curran, Dean Clinic Project Manager. “The app gives patients fast, secure and convenient access to the most frequently used features of MyChart.” MyChart users are able to quickly access their medical records, send private messages to Dean Clinic doctors or care providers, see upcoming appointments, get instant lab results and much more. Release

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