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UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
Date:9/4/2007

se drug interactions. A member can print his or her entire record or portions of it to share with providers, family members, or caregivers.

The MyHealth Record provides a secure and private website environment for members to view their health history and related information. UPMC Health Plan uses best-in-class standards of privacy and security such as those used by the most respected financial institutions.

The Health Plan has implemented a two-way encryption model of authentication for access to the secure MyHealth portal. This model is the same used in the banking and finance industry, but it is relatively new to health care, where many still use older technology to assure privacy and security. The Health Plan's innovation moves it to the forefront of security and privacy technology in the field.

"Doctors and health insurers across the country are realizing the best way to care for people is to help them care for themselves through better information and more proactive care," says Anne Docimo, MD, chief medical officer for UPMC Health Plan. "The MyHealth Record allows our members to take an active role in managing and improving their health."

About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in Western Pennsylvania, is owned by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the nation's top-ranked health systems. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division -- which includes UPMC Health Plan, Work Partners, EAP Solutions, UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health -- offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 1 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 80 hospitals and more than 7,500 physicians in a 29-county region. For more information, vi
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