Connected patients are healthier patients.
That’s why YRMC encourages you to add the Yuma Regional MyCare app to your smartphone. It’s a valuable resource offering personalized and secure online access to portions of your medical records. You will appreciate seeing visit notes after services by YRMC providers, accessing your lab results and requesting medication refills—all from the convenience of your phone. And, when you receive care outside of YRMC, you can upload pdf files of images and visit notes from those exams.
To get started:
- Use your smartphone to visit the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- Search for “Yuma Regional MyCare.”
- Install the app.
- Login using your MyCare ID and password.
If you do not yet have a MyCare account, you can create one by visiting mycare.yumaregional.org
“The biggest goal of MyCare is to empower patients in managing their health,” said Dr. Sarah Kramer, Chief Medical Information Officer at YRMC. “It’s no exaggeration to say that MyCare users are healthier, feel more knowledgeable and optimistic about their medical conditions and are more likely to stay out of the hospital.”
With the MyCare app, patients can also:
- View reminders and doctor instructions.
- Review medications, immunizations, allergies and medical history.
- Request an appointment with a participating physician office.
- Receive appointment reminders.
- Send secure messages to a participating physician office.
- Access trusted health information resources.
- Pay medical bills.
- Grant a family member one-time, limited access to your MyCare information.
“The more that our patients get care from providers within the YRMC system, or those independent clinics that offer MyCare, the more likely they will be able to see all of their key health information in one place,” Dr. Kramer explained.
All patients treated at a YRMC-affiliated clinic or service can visit mycare.yumaregional.org
, set up an account, and start tapping into this valuable service. MyCare also offers proxy access for parents and guardians of child patients, as well as loved ones who are advocating for adult patients. This added function ensures that caregivers are fully informed about their loved one’s health needs and care plan.
“Patients really like being able to see their lab test results, which is almost always the same day they are done,” said Dr. Kramer. “I had a personal experience recently where I saw my test results before my doctor’s office did. I was able to get more timely advice as to what it meant, along with my next steps.”
YRMC launched MyCare in 2012, and the service has been continuously improved since then. The innovation of MyCare’s capabilities into a smartphone app enhances the YRMC patient experience.