New App To Help Sparrow Hospital Patients

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Sparrow Hospital in Lansing has launched a new mobile app for its patients, one that will allow them to schedule appointments, access medical record, renew prescriptions, send messages to their doctors and more.

The new MySparrow Mobile App is part of the iSparrow Electronic Medical Records project.

"We're very excited to launch this new app which will allow our patients access to their own health care in the palm of their hand from just about anywhere", says Tom Bres, Sparrow Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

The app can be used on both the iPhone and Android platforms. To access the app, patients must first register with their doctor's office to obtain a Sparrow login ID. The app can then be downloaded from a cell phone provider's app store under "MyChart". Once downloaded, users need to select "Sparrow" as their health system, login and start using.

So far, about 15,000 Sparrow patients have opened MySparrow accounts.