Benefits and Features
There are many benefits to using Health Passport. Some of these are:
- Improves care coordination by connecting authorized providers, state agencies, and medical consenters with health information from various facilities and clinicians.
- Allows providers and other appropriate persons to monitor compliance with prescription regimens.
- Reduces risk of harmful interactions between medication, allergies, and/or chronic health problems.
- Increases communication between the main stakeholders in the member’s care plans.
- Allows non-clinical member advocates (selected state employees and medical consenters) to review portions of a child’s general health history and doctor visits to best understand and respond to the child’s needs — physical, behavioral health, and medication needs.
Once you have accessed Health Passport, you will be able to see the following information:
- Medications - Health Passport presents a summary of medications. You can access more detail, including the name of the prescription, the prescribing clinician, date filled, dosage, quantity, dosage instructions and formulary information. This medication information can reduce incidents of drug-drug, drug-allergy and drug-food interactions.
- Visit History - With Health Passport, you can view information regarding visits for which claims have been submitted, including the description of the service provided, the provider’s name, diagnosis and the service date.
- Growth Chart - You can review growth chart measurements entered by a provider. This includes weight, height or length, head circumference and BMI.
- Lab Results - Providers typically only have lab results for tests that they ordered so medical consenters and caseworkers may never see them. By using Health Passport you have access to all collected lab results.
- Immunizations - This section displays a list of a STAR Health member’s immunizations collected from ImmTrac, the state immunization registry.
- Allergies - You can review existing allergies that have been noted in the Health Passport by providers. You will also be able to see if there are any allergy and medication interactions.
- Texas Health Steps (Texas Health Steps/EPSDT) - You will be able to see electronic documentation of well-child screenings and forms. Some providers may also choose to add additional information outside of these standard childhood screening forms into the system. In those cases, you may be able to view more detailed medical and behavioral health information that is relevant to the child’s care.