MyHealth Patient Portal Allows Secure Online Access to Medical Records

Posted: 6/30/2014

Brookings Health System’s MyHealth patient portal allows patients secure access to their medical records from January 1, 2012 to present and makes it easier for patients to actively manage their own health care.Starting June 30, Brookings Health System patients will have the opportunity to have their medical records at their fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brookings Health System’s new MyHealth patient portal allows patients access to their personal health information securely online for visits after January 1, 2012.

MyHealth allows patients to view, print, and securely share or send their medical records. They can also manage upcoming appointments, access discharge instructions, update personal health information, manage medical history and share secure access of medical records with family members.

MyHealth patient portal is free to patients who have received care at Brookings Health System facilities. Additional information on how to sign up for MyHealth is available at www.brookingshealth.org/MyHealth. Onscreen directions take the patient step by step through the registration process, making it quick and easy for patients to access their information.

In order to register, patients must provide the requested information such as a username, password, email address, two security questions, name, date of birth and the patient code given to them by Brookings Health System. Patients receive their code when they come in for an appointment or visit, by providing an email address. However, if they want to access their information and have not had a recent visit, they can request a patient code by emailing MyHealthSupport@brookingshealth.org or calling (605) 696-8000.

Medical records can be accessed at any time and anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. Patients will have access to hospital medical records from 2012 to the present. The portal will help patients become active in managing their own health care.

To learn more about the MyHealth patient portal, visit www.brookingshealth.org/MyHealth.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.