Since its launch in April, 2008, the Medicare sponsored My Personal Health Record, South Carolina (MyPHRSC) pilot project has offered South Carolina residents in traditional Medicare with free access to an electronic personal health record (PHR). Medicare beneficiaries that elected to participate in the pilot project received 24 months of Medicare claims data pre-populated into their PHR. This innovative tool provided registered beneficiaries with one convenient location to track their Medicare hospitalizations, diagnosed conditions, visits, medications, allergies, non-Medicare health care services, and their own notes. Medicare beneficiaries were able to access their information via the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As of March, 2011, there were over 5,000 beneficiaries and their Authorized Representatives who signed up for the PHR pilot project. MyPHRSC staff participated in more than 200 events and reached beneficiaries in every county. MyPHRSC will formally conclude in September, 2011. “I think MyPHRSC has done a wonderful job in helping our seniors manage their care. I am sorry to see the project end,” said Judy Greenwood, Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging.
Medicare beneficiaries may still access their updated claims data online at My Medicare.
For additional questions about MyPHRSC, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 888-697-4772. If you have any questions about Medicare, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).