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Mayo Clinic Makes Health Content Available via Epic’s Patient Apps

April 27, 2017
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is now offering its health information on demand via Epic patient-facing apps such as MyChart and MyChart Bedside, according to an announcement this week.

In the press release Mayo officials said it is offering this embedded content option to Epic’s healthcare clients “as a way to help other providers share expert health information with their patients.” More than 4,000 comprehensive health topics spread across more than 18,000 pages of Mayo Clinic content are available, including symptom, condition, disease, life stage, and healthy living information.

To access this information, patients can click the HL7 Infobutton or on a keyword within Epic’s MyChart web portal and MyChart Bedside inpatient tablet applications for iOS and Android. With this click, they can get Mayo Clinic health information based on their chart elements, such as diagnoses and results. Patients will be able to access Mayo Clinic content from multiple areas, including problem list, health maintenance, medications, allergies, and results review, officials noted.

Mayo Clinic health information is available in article, video, image, slideshow and expert answer formats. Content is provided in English and Spanish, with new content being added weekly. Mayo Clinic medical professionals regularly review and update this evidence-based health content to ensure its accuracy and relevance, its officials stated.  

“Making Mayo Clinic’s world-class health knowledge available within MyChart and MyChart Bedside can help patients understand and better manage their health and well-being,” Carl Dvorak, president, Epic, said in a statement. “We look forward to collaborating with Mayo Clinic on this and other innovations.”

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