Upson Regional Medical Center introduces this month a new tool that allows patients to have their medical records and health information at their fingertips.
Upson’s Patient Portal gives patients secure and instant access to their health information, including laboratory and radiology results, medications, allergies, demographic information, visit history, discharge/aftercare information, and more.
Patients can use the Patient Portal to communicate with their physicians. They can review past and future appointments, submit questions through a secure messaging center and receive their physicians’ responses. They can request prescription renewals online instead of calling the office, and receive email notifications to alert them to any new activity on their portal such as test results, messages, or appointments.
CEO David Castleberry says the Patient Portal is a big win for patients. “By allowing you to communicate directly with your physician’s office and access your medical history, our portal ensures you are in charge of your healthcare. And, it’s convenient. Using your own secure password, you can log into the patient portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort and privacy of your home, office or mobile device.”
In addition to handling their own care, parents and health care proxies with authorized consent will be able to access the records of those individuals for whom they manage care.
“We encourage all of our patients to enroll in the Patient Portal, as it presents a valuable opportunity for patients and their families to actively participate in their care, which contributes to better health,” Castleberry said.
During your next doctor or hospital visit, provide your email address, then call 706-647-8111 ext. 1111, and you will be sent an email invitation with instructions for logging into the Patient Portal.