HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Quincy Medical Group provides patients with online access to medical records

Posted: Nov. 20, 2012 1:51 pm Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 2:15 pm

Quincy Medical Group patients may now securely view and manage their medical records online.

FollowMyHealth, the patient portal, provides a convenient way for patients to review their personal health care information. QMG has provided this free, self-service management tool to improve interactions between the patient and doctors' offices. The portal allows patient unlimited access to important health care information and assists patients in making more informed decisions about their health.

Users of FollowMyHealth can create an account and connect to the Quincy Medical Group database. With this account, patients can track upcoming appointments, review health history, view test and lab results, view provider profiles as well as track current and former medications.

By installing additional apps to their online profile, patients may implement automated health maintenance or appointment reminders. Patients can also elect to have reminders sent to their email account.

To request this service, QMG patients should provide their email address to the receptionist during a regular doctor visit.

The portal's address is


Diabetes Awareness Month

Quincy Medical Group hosted its third annual diabetes awareness event at the Salvation Army Kroc Center on Nov. 13.

In addition to hosting several educational booths, QMG also offered participants expert advice from diabetes resources such as QMG physicians and drug representatives.

This year, QMG also added a comedic component to the event. Comedians Rick Davis and Bob Kelly from the duo "Do or Diabetes" came to Quincy with the intention of changing the way people perceive this disease.

The duo hoped to convince their audience to pursue a more healthful lifestyle, and provide insight, humor and a positive outlook to those with diabetes.


New fitness trail

The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation has begun its Healthy Way Campaign. The campaign will generate funds to build a community fitness trail on campus, which will connect all campuses. The milelong-plus trail will provide the community with an additional place to exercise. The trail will have rest areas and landscaping, and each tenth of a mile will be marked.

C. Todd Ahrens, president and CEO of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, eagerly invites the community to join him in supporting the Healthy Way campaign. He said in a news release that walking and exercising is an effective, no-cost way to choose a more healthful lifestyle. He said he hopes the new trail system will allow Hannibal Regional Healthcare System's community, patients, families and team members to incorporate exercise into their lifestyles.



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