UT Physicians soon will launch its electronic health record for patients, MyUTP. The staged launch will debut with the clinics of otorhinolaryngology.
Patients will be invited to have access to their health record online with MyUTP through an in-person office visit. This is to ensure patient authentication and so that the front desk staff may verify the patient’s email address. The patient then will gain email access to their online patient records. The online access will include all historical patient data that has been kept in Allscripts for all UT Physicians encounters with that patient.
All UT Physicians offices will be brought online with MyUTP. Through MyUTP, patients will be allowed to:
- Request physician appointments with their existing UT Physicians
- Request referrals to other UT Physicians
- Request prescription refills
- View their lab results
- View and track their vital signs
- View medications
- View Problem list/Conditions
- View Immunization history
- Communicate electronically with their UT Physicians
- Receive appointment reminders via email and text messaging
- Cancel appointments via email
- Update their demographics (address, insurance, etc)
- Online bill pay is a future feature that will be added
- Direct scheduling is a future feature that will be added
Having an electronic health record is part of the meaningful use steps that UT Physicians is taking as part of federal requirements. It is also a way to empower patients to take control of monitoring their health.
“Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated people in UT Physicians and the Medical School, we will soon implement a technology that will help our patients better manage their health and improve communication with their providers,” said Kelley Odonnell, MyUTP project manager.
If you would like a demonstration of MyUTP for your clinical staff, please contact Kelley Odonnell, 713. 486.8512.
The medical group practice of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (a part of UTHealth), UT Physicians offers the most advanced technologies with a personalized touch from its flagship location in the Texas Medical Center and at a growing number of clinics throughout the greater Houston area.
-Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School