Managing Your Health with myMedStar

We know how challenging it can be to keep track of your health records and appointments. That’s why we developed myMedStar—a free and secure online patient portal where you can conveniently manage your health information anytime, anywhere.

“Many patients, especially those with complex medical histories, have found myMedStar to be an invaluable tool for helping to take charge of their health,” says Herbert Friedman, MD, MBA, chief medical information officer at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

“Because the portal is fully integrated with our electronic medical record system, patient information is available in real time, within one system. That means only one myMedStar account is needed to communicate with all participating facilities,” he notes.

With myMedStar, you can:

  • Review most laboratory test results, after provider review
  • View a summary of your hospital stay or office visit
  • Send your medical information securely to other healthcare providers
  • Exchange email messages securely with your MedStar healthcare providers
  • Pay your physician or hospital bill
  • Request prescription refills, request appointments and request referrals from your MedStar healthcare providers

"In addition, we continue to enhance the portal through the addition of many of the health management resources that are now available,” he explains. “For example, we now offer the ability for you to securely connect some apps, such as fitness trackers, dietary trackers, and more, to your health record.”

Plus, it’s easy to enroll. When you register at a MedStar Health hospital or one of our physician offices, our associates will ask for your email address. We will then email you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a link to our website. Click on the link and follow the instructions.

Or you can self-enroll by going to myMedStar.org. You will be asked to agree to our Terms of Use. All portal enrollments require your unique MedStar Health patient ID, which can be found on the visit or discharge summary you received during your last visit. If you cannot locate it, please ask an associate or click the link at myMedStar.org to submit a secure request.

Self-enrollment is available for MedStar Health patients who are age 18 or older. Parents and guardians must request access to the accounts of individuals they care for on-site from one of our associates.

“To protect the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information that is transmitted, the myMedStar patient portal uses highly secure encryption technology,” adds Dr. Friedman. “This ensures that messages cannot be intercepted, deleted, copied, or altered in any way.”

For more information go to myMedStar.org or send an email to [email protected]. You can also speak to one of our representatives by calling 877-745-5656.

This article appeared in the summer 2018 issue of Destination: Good HealthRead more articles from this issue.

Herbert Friedman, MD, MBA