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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 15, 2018 | Archived Issues

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My CS-Link Now Integrated With Apple Health

Patients with My CS-Link™ accounts now can access key parts of their health records on their iPhones using the Apple Health app.

By syncing accounts from participating healthcare organizations, the Health app offers patients a single touchpoint through which they can access data from multiple providers, presented in a timeline view and in seven categories: allergies, clinical vitals, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications and procedures.

"Putting the patient at the center of their care by enabling them to direct and control their own health records has been our focus for some time," said Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and chief information officer. "Using the Health app, patients will be able to access historical and current data from a variety of providers in one place, reducing administrative friction and making it easier to make informed care decisions."

The integration also makes it easier for patients to keep track of their health records while moving cities or changing local care providers.

For Cedars-Sinai patients, the feature is a valuable companion to My CS-Link: The Health app presents a high-level view of data across providers while My CS-Link focuses on the Cedars-Sinai care experience, providing features such as physician office texting and appointment scheduling.

Cedars-Sinai was one of 10 organizations to offer Health app support during initial beta testing that ended with the March update to the iPhone operating system. Hundreds of healthcare organizations have since supported the Health app, with the number continuing to grow.

To set up your Cedars-Sinai health records:

  • Go to the Health Data section of the Health app and select Health Records.
  • Dismiss the “Beta” screen if it appears.
  • Select Add Account and find Cedars-Sinai by scrolling through the list of providers or using the search bar.
  • Log in with your existing My CS-Link ID™ and password.

After you log in once, your health records will start to appear in the Health app, and you will be notified when new records are ready to view. Health record data is kept secure because it is encrypted and protected by your iPhone passcode.

The Health Records feature is available to patients with an iPhone running iOS 11.3 or later.

Learn how to check your iPhone’s iOS version.