SIU HealthCare Launches New Patient Portal
Patients of SIU HealthCare now have easy, free and secure access to their personal health information online, allowing them to request appointments, refill prescriptions, view lab results and receive updates to changes in their health record.
Launched Oct. 1, the password-protected patient portal, available at SIUHealthCare.org, “allows patients to directly communicate with their doctors’ offices, manage their health and their family’s health online and request prescription refills anywhere using a computer, smartphone or tablet,” said Harald Lausen, DO, MA, chief medical officer of SIU HealthCare. “By giving patients the ability to check their personal records anywhere, anytime, they’re able to make more informed health decisions for themselves and their family.”
A proxy feature also gives parents and guardians access to records of minor children, birth through age 11, dependent adults or self-assigned adults, such as spouse or parent. Patients can use the proxy to communicate with physicians and staff on behalf of their family by requesting appointments, renewing prescriptions and viewing lab and test results, said Lausen.
Enrollment is open to all SIU HealthCare patients who are 18-years-old or older. For more information about how to access online patient health records, visit your SIU HealthCare physician office.
SIU HealthCare has more than 250 teaching physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services. SIU HealthCare is the clinical practice of SIU School of Medicine and works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois. Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 50 Illinois communities. For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.