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John C. Lincoln patients get app to help manage health

For patients treated in John C. Lincoln physician offices, “there’s an app for that.” The John C. Lincoln Health Network now offers patients the ability to access their health information from a smartphone (Iphone or Android), Ipad or personal computer.

“Having online access to your own health record opens things up to a patient,” said Don Huey, 61, of Glendale. “It makes things a lot easier.”

Huey – a patient at Deer Valley Medical, a family medicine practice within John C. Lincoln’s Physician Network – recently signed up for JCLMyChart. The free service lets patients at 19 Physician Network practices manage their own health information from a computer or smartphone (iPhone or Android). Patients like Huey can enjoy such advantages as:

· Receiving many test and lab results online — no waiting for a phone call or letter.

· Reviewing medications, immunizations, allergies and health history.

· Requesting an appointment.

· Requesting a prescription refill.

· Reviewing post-visit instructions provided by their doctor.

They also can link their children’s accounts to their own for convenient access to appointments, immunization records, growth charts and more.

Huey said he found his record “easy to navigate. I opened up my health summary, clicked on it, and a notice in the preventive care area said my flu shot was due. So I requested an appointment online, got a message back quickly, and set up the appointment. JCLMyChart will be great for prescription refills, too – no more phone tag with the doctor’s office. This gives you a lot of tools to manage your own health.”

“JCLMyChart is a big step forward in convenience for our patients,” said Nathan Anspach, John C. Lincoln senior vice president and CEO of both the JCL Physician Network of specialty and primary care practices and the JCL Accountable Care Organization.

“Test results are a click away,” Anspach said, “and parents can manage their children’s health care online, too. We’ll be adding this service to even more of our practices during the coming year.”

In addition, a Physician Network patient’s confidential health record is connected electronically throughout the John C. Lincoln Health Network. “This means that if you’re hospitalized at the John C. Lincoln North Mountain or Deer Valley Hospital, doctors and nurses there will have the information at their fingertips they need to serve you,” Anspach said. “This is care that connects, and we’re proud to offer it.”

Patients can sign up for JCLMyChart electronically at JCLMyChart.com after obtaining an authorization code at an office visit.

To become a patient within the Physician Network or for more information about the practices offering JCLMyChart, please visit JCL.com/Practices or call 623-580-5800.