Convenience has become an important factor in how we go about our daily lives, fueled by the growth of digital tools to help us accomplish life's many to-do' s with the tap of a finger. Managing your health care is no different, from video visits with your doctor and online scheduling.
These health care conveniences offered by Sharp Rees-Stealy allow you to literally hold your health in the palm of your hand.
FollowMyHealth is a free online health management tool that allows you to track health information and send secure messages to your doctor's office. The site is also available in Spanish and has a version for the visually impaired.
Other available features on FollowMyHealth include:
- Scheduling and canceling appointments
- Viewing test results and immunizations
- Viewing summaries of your visits
Include loved ones in your health management
It's easy to include others in the management of your health by using FollowMyHealth to set up a proxy account. Loved ones, such as a spouse or adult child, can be given proxy access to your account. You may grant read-only access or full access, which allows your loved one to interact on your behalf, including making appointments and messaging your doctors. Parents can also access some or all of their child's medical information using a proxy account, depending on the age of the child.
Convenient alternative appointments
Receive care from your personal doctor without a trip to the doctor's office. If you have a medical concern or require a follow-up appointment, a video or phone visit may be right for you, from wherever is most convenient.
The use of text messaging is a groundbreaking way to reach patients, especially those with a chronic illness. Texting programs can be customized for a variety of medical conditions, and help patients stay connected to their care team in a manner that is relevant, personal and engaging.
Sharp Rees-Stealy currently offers the following texting programs:
- Diabetes management
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation
- Post-hospital discharge
- Medication adherence
- General healthy living
The goal of these programs is to help patients view their doctors as their health and wellness teammates. Modern conveniences help make it easier to work together toward positive health outcomes.