New app feature puts Trinity Health My Patient Portal in your hands
My Patient Portal is a secure internet gateway that lets you view your medical record, check test results, and request to schedule appointments with your provider. Managing your health has never been easier or more convenient and now, you can enroll online! Self-enrollment is available for Trinity Health, Minot, North Dakota, patients, age 14 or older, who do not currently have access to My Patient Portal.
My Patient Portal features include:
— Lab and Radiology Results – Viewable as soon as they are verified.
— COVID Center – View and print your COVID-19 immunizations and display the results of any COVID-19 test performed at Trinity Health.
— Appointments – View upcoming appointments or request to schedule a new one.
— Release of Information – Find information and necessary documents to request a copy of your medical record.
— Online Bill Pay – Pay your bill online using our secure bill pay site.
— Messaging – Securely send and receive messages to/from your Trinity Health provider.
“I have found patients can have enhanced communication with their healthcare team from using the patient portal direct messaging. Response times are usually faster than calling,” said Dr. Rogge Reason, Trinity internist. “They can also refer to provider notes if they have a question regarding a treatment plan, keep track of upcoming appointments, and request appointments or rescheduling.”
To create a profile, go to trinityhealth.org and search: My Patient Portal – Trinity Health. Click on the green bar that indicates “Self-Enrollment for My Patient Portal.”
Share health data with your doctor from your iPhone
The Apple Health app enables you to access your health records on your iPhone. Under Health Records, you will be able to view information from My Patient Portal as well as from other healthcare organizations.
Once you’ve established your profile in the Health app, you can select the health data you would like to share (such as heart rate, exercise minutes, hours of sleep, lab results, and heart health notifications). During your office visit, the doctor can view the health information you elected to share through the electronic health record.
The information is not downloaded and stored unless the doctor chooses to add it to the medical record. He or she is not notified as new information is available unless you inform them.
“Through the portal, patients have immediate access to test results which they can also share with other providers who may be at a different healthcare system This can help improve coordination of care,” Reason added.
How to Share
1. Tap Sharing at the bottom of the Health app screen.
2. Do one of the following:
– Set up sharing for the first time: Tap “Share with your doctor.”
— Share with an additional provider: Tap “Share with another doctor.”
3. Tap Next, then Search to find Trinity Health – ND.
4. If “Connect to Account” appears, tap it, enter the user name and password you use for your My Patient Portal account, then follow the onscreen instructions.
In addition to sharing your health data, connecting to your account also causes your health records for that account to download to the Health app.
5. Choose topics to share with your doctor.
6. Scroll down to see all topics on a screen, then tap Next to see the next screen.
7. Tap Share, then tap Done.
You can stop sharing your Health app data at any time. If you stop sharing with a healthcare organization, they will no longer have access to your data through this feature. Any information shared prior to withdrawing access may have been stored by the healthcare provider in your electronic health record.