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Hancock County Health System implements new patient portal

This news story was published on January 8, 2014.
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BRITT, IA – Hancock County Health System (HCHS) continues its ongoing commitment to bring patients the very best in cutting edge, patient-centered care, by offering a new online service called MyHealthRecord. Similar to banking, investing and other websites people use every day, MyHealthRecord is simply an online tool that allows patients to check their hospital test results and access their hospital medical records, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when it’s most convenient to the patient.

“Since implementing MyHealthRecord, 88 percent of Hancock County Memorial Hospital inpatients have been offered help to register for the portal and 14 percent have already accessed their records,” said Laura Zwiefel, Chief Nurising Officer at HCHS. “Currently this technology is just to access hospital inpatients’ medical records and results, but we hope to provide this service to patients using an outpatient service in the near future.”

MyHealthRecord will serve as an important new way for patients to engage with and understand their health information. MyHealthRecord also will make it easier for patients and clinicians to focus on seamless, efficient care that yields better outcomes and healthier communities.

MyHealthRecord is free to use and a service of the facilities affiliated with Mercy Health Network – North Iowa. The system uses the latest security measures to ensure that details about a patient’s health stay between them, the hospital and their care team.

To learn more about MyHealthRecord, visit

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