Stanford launches its patient-facing health management app, MyHealth, for Android

By Aditi Pai
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Stanford Health Care has launched a new health app, available on Android, that patients can use to manage their healthcare. Stanford has offered an iOS version of the app since January 2015.

The app, called Stanford Health Care MyHealth app, allows Stanford Health Care patients to view their medical information, check test results, pay medical bills, manage prescriptions, schedule doctor appointments, and consult with a physician via secure messages or through the video visits feature.

“At Stanford Health Care we are continuing to develop a suite of mobile offerings and innovations that empower our patients, making it easy and convenient for them to access the information and tools they need to manage their health,” Stanford Health Care CIO Pravene Nath said in a statement. “By developing and incorporating new digital technology and leveraging available health data, we are providing increased, flexible opportunities for patients to engage with clinicians and better manage their overall care.”

Stanford’s iOS app is now in use by around 200,000 patients, the company said. Both apps were developed in-house and are integrated with Stanford’s electronic health record. About a month after Stanford first launched its iOS app, the healthcare provider announced that it had integrated it with Apple HealthKit.

Stanford also launched another app last year, a heart health app-based trial, called MyHeart Counts, which was one of the first five apps to launch when Apple announced ResearchKit. About five months after launching the app, Stanford expanded its trial to Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.