24
August
2015
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06:00 AM
America/New_York

Know the ‘Story of Your Health’ With MyLVHN

Meet Our Experts

Michael Sheinberg, MD, is a provider at LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–Pond Road. He is a medical director of the LVHN Epic project and is here to discuss how you can get involves with your own health care using MyLVHN.org.

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Your Next Step

Visit MyLVHN.org and the free MyLVHN App for your phone. The MyLVHN App is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Learn More

In the past, most medical information was written on a paper chart or typed into separate electronic medical record systems. Neither was easy for patients to access. Now at LVHN, we’ve transitioned to a single, integrated computer system called Epic.

Among the many great aspects of Epic is a feature called MyLVHN, which allows patients to log in and review test results, after-visit summaries, allergy records and much more. It’s really the story of your health.

Ready to get started?

First, visit MyLVHN.org. There you can read frequently asked questions and watch a short video about how to activate your account. If you have an activation code and medical record number, you can activate your MyLVHN account right from the main MyLVHN.org page. You also can activate MyLVHN at your next appointment with a Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) provider.

With an activated MyLVHN account, you can:

  • Review medications
  • Request a prescription refill
  • Review test results
  • See previous after-visit summaries of your care
  • Pay a bill

You also can send a secure, non-urgent message to your health care provider’s team. When we receive a message from a patient, our team handles the request or forwards it to me for advice. I often answer it myself and can reply directly or ask a team member to check in with that patient. It’s a great feature that will save you time. And with MyLVHN, you can see if your message has been read.

If you provide care to children or a loved one, you can request proxy access to view portions of their MyLVHN account. For parents, this is a way to track your child’s milestones or immunizations. For caregivers, this is a way for you to understand the scope of your loved one’s care. At their next appointment, speak with the care team about MyLVHN proxy access.

As a physician, I strongly believe MyLVHN offers you one of the most engaging ways to understand your health. I encourage you to activate your MyLVHN account so you can benefit from this patient-friendly technology.