Press Releases: Hawaii
January 25, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches New App and Mobile-Optimized kp.org
Patient information securely available with a touch of a finger
HONOLULU — More than 68,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Hawaii can now easily access their own medical information anywhere in the world on mobile devices through a mobile-optimized website. Nationally, 9 million Kaiser Permanente patients will benefit from this new mobile access.
“Providing our patients with clear and convenient access to their health information is a step forward in connectivity and improving the health care experience for patients, no matter where they are,” said Hyewon Jun, MD, physician leader for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s online service. “We already have complete connectivity among Kaiser Permanente care sites through Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®. This new level of connectivity extends the reach of information to our patients in a more convenient and user-friendly format. This new app and mobile-optimized site enrich patient care and will revolutionize connectivity in an individual’s health care like the connectivity that exists in other industries.”
Kaiser Permanente has released a new app for Android devices, and users of other mobile devices, including the iPhone, can also get full access to that information from the Kaiser Permanente health record system with the mobile-optimized version of kp.org. An additional app for iPhone will be released in coming months, but iPhone users can easily download a shortcut icon onto their home screens that will take them directly to the mobile-friendly kp.org with a touch of the finger.
Kaiser Permanente has led the health care world in providing online access to information for its patients. In 2011 alone, 68,102 registered users in Hawaii signed on more than 752,000 times, viewed more than 372,000 test results online, sent over 107,000 emails, refilled approximately 123,750 prescriptions and scheduled 11,380 appointments. The mobile-optimized site and the new app makes all that information, and much more, securely available at members’ fingertips.
iPHONE SHORTCUT ICON
- Go to kp.org on your iPhone mobile Web browser
- Click on the middle icon at the bottom of your screen
- Choose "Add to Home Screen"
- A short cut will be added to your iPhone icons
The Android app is available now in the Android Market at no charge. Users of other mobile devices can access the same set of care support tools at no charge through the new secure mobile-optimized member website, which is available through smart phone Internet browsers.
With the new offering, Kaiser Permanente members have 24/7 access from their mobile devices to view their secure personal health record, email their doctors, schedule appointments, refill prescriptions and locate Kaiser Permanente medical facilities. Members who have the ability to act on behalf of a family member on kp.org now can accomplish the same tasks. Those caring for an elderly parent or someone with a chronic condition can now more easily check lab results, refill prescriptions and communicate with the doctor’s office on behalf of the patient.
Members using the Android app have access to their kp.org accounts by touching the app icon on their phones. Those visiting kp.org from a mobile-phone Internet browser are seamlessly redirected to the mobile-optimized website, which was designed for optimal viewing on a mobile-phone screen. In both cases, a streamlined menu of mobile-optimized features helps members find what they need quickly and easily with minimal taps.
Users’ personal health information is safe and secure while using the new app and the mobile-friendly kp.org, which employ the same security safeguards that protect patient information on the traditional kp.org website, including secure sign-on and automatic sign-out after a period of inactivity.
About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Care for members is focused on their total health being guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Its physicians are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information.