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Medical records contain all your health information, including your doctor’s charts, test results, immunization records, and other critical health information. You can also create personal health records for yourself or your family, helping caregivers keep track of their loved ones’ chronic conditions.
Understanding Medical Records
- Benefits of Electronic Health Records (HealthIT.gov)
- Family History (MedlinePlus)
- How to Create a Personal Health Record (American Health Information Management Association)
- Personal Health Records (MedlinePlus)
- Healthcare IT News for EHRs (HIMSS Media)
- Taking Control: Learn More About Accessing Your Health Information (National Institutes of Health)
- Your Health Information Privacy Rights (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
UNC Health Care System
Medical records for patients in the UNC Health Care System are maintained by the UNC Health Information Management department. For information about your medical record, please see this Medical Records page or call (984) 974-3226. If you would like to request a copy of information in a medical record, please FAX a completed authorization form to (984) 974-0474.
UNC HealthLink is a free service of UNC Health Care. For convenient access to UNC Health Care resources and expertise, call UNC Health Link at (984) 974-6302. Health Link nurses can discuss your immediate concerns, provide contact information and help you make an appointment.
Tutorials & Videos
- Updated: Health IT for You Giving You Access to Your Medicla Records When and Where They're Needed (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT)
- Your Health Information, Your Rights (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
- Your New Rights under HIPPA (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Mobile Apps & Tools
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
iBlueButton allows you to securely access and exchange electronic health records with health care providers, including X-ray images and reports, lab results and visit summaries. Less than $15. iOS, Android.
MyMedical can keep records for yourself, family members and others in your care. It can also work with your Mac calendars to remind you about doctor appointments, prescription refills and more. $19.99; free trial available.
TrackMyMedicalRecords.com is a free service dedicated to helping you track your family's medical history and health records.
Data Storage Devices
Data is stored locally on your device. No web service required. Universal App (one purchase for iPhone & iPad). $7.99
These USB Medi-Chips store any type of medical files, including x-rays, CAT scans, EKGs, medications and more. They can also manage health records and hold a copy of a driver's license, passport and social security card.