Medicine Meets Technology: “My Mercy” is a medical game-changer


Even if you’re not an admitted technology geek like I am, you have to admit that sometimes new technology makes our lives as moms SO MUCH EASIER! This is one of those times. If your doctor works for Mercy Health, you can now ask him or her questions via email! You can also check your lab results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments, track your health history, manage health care for your kids and/or aging parents, and even print out your kids’ immunization records. LOVE the fact that I now have this kind of instant access to take care of business.

The program is called “My Mercy” and it’s a free service for Mercy patients. You can use it from any computer or smart phone. This is a first-of-its-kind service in Arkansas.

To start using the service, click HERE and set up a profile for you, your kids, your husband, your parents, etc. I just set up my profile today and it was VERY easy.

Click the play arrow on the video below to see how the technology works.

“Patients often call with questions and inevitably forget everything they wanted to ask while on the
phone,” said Dr. Cheryl Fulton of Mercy’s Lowell Medical Clinic in Lowell, Ark. “MyMercy allows
them to focus on the important questions they want answered. They can sit down at a computer
and compose those questions at a time that is convenient for them – sometimes in the middle of
the night. This is truly futuristic stuff we’re talking about here.”