Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) in south central Texas, will be creating a patient portal. This makes it the first organization in Texas to give patients a comprehensive medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.
Mana Health, based in New York City, has been selected to create the portal, which will allow patients to download, transmit and maintain copies of their medical information from all healthcare providers within the HASA network. HASA will launch the portal by July 1, 2014 and plans on making it available to the two million residents in its 22-county service area. The portal will be called MyHASA and will also make communications available between provider and patients.
“Our goal for MyHASA is to offer a tool that gives the people of this region access to and control over their own health records,” said Gijs van Oort, CEO and executive director for HASA. “By empowering patients with access to their own medical information, they can become more engaged in their personal healthcare.”
The portal will also allow patients to track the progress and status of specific condition, grant access to a caregiver, add personal health-related information, and connect with activity tracking devices, such as FitBit. It will also be available in Spanish.