More than 1,100 patients of Mercy Clinic in Independence now have access to their personal health record information via the MyMercy online service.
Launched in late 2010, MyMercy gives patients of Mercy physicians the ability to track and manage their health care via personal computers or smart phones, and more functions have recently been added to the system.
The MyMercy service allows patients to email their providers, request appointments and prescription refills and view their lab results. Since it was first introduced, the service has been expanded to patients of Mercy’s general surgeons and obstetrician/gynecologists, and new functions have been added, including online bill payment.
“We’re getting great feedback from both our patients and our providers about how MyMercy is making many aspects of health care easier and more efficient in many ways,” said Rita Taylor, director of Mercy Clinic.
In addition to the above mentioned functions, MyMercy generates health reminders for users about routine preventive care (mammograms, etc.) and also allows designated caregivers to follow the care of loved ones, such as young children or aging parents, with appropriate permission.
More information or assistance with registration is available by contacting Mercy Clinic at 620-332-3280.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.