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Medical records

Your medical record is a compilation of the pertinent facts of your health history, including past and present illnesses and treatments, written by the healthcare professionals contributing to your care.

It includes all inpatient, outpatient, emergency and clinic records. As a patient at Great Plains Health, you are assigned a medical record unit number (MRUN) on your first visit to our facility. This number is retained for all subsequent services and all of your records are maintained in a unit record in the health information management department.

Medical records requests

In our continued efforts to keep our patients, staff and community members safe, we have closed our health information management office to the public at this time and patient records are not available to be picked up in person.

To request medical records, please submit your request, including the method that you wish to receive your records:

Patient records will only be provided through one of the following:

  • MyChart, your patient portal. Access or sign up here.
  • We can mail them to your home.
  • We can email them through an encrypted email. A password will be sent to you in a separate email.

Ownership of your medical record

Your medical record is the property of Great Plains Health and shall be maintained to serve you, the patient. Physicians and other healthcare providers who are involved in your care and treatment utilize it.

As a patient, the information contained in your medical record belongs to you. You are entitled to the right of protected information, and Great Plains Health maintains your records in accordance with legal, accrediting and regulatory agency requirements.

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is protected, and you will be given the opportunity at registration to be listed in the facility directory, send notices of your admission/discharge to the local newspaper, or participate in the Patient Identification Number (PIN) Program, which allows those you choose to receive detailed medical information regarding your stay. You may also choose not to participate in any of the programs and keep your information private.

Great Plains Health also participates in the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, in which information is sent to a protected statewide patient information database that is available to your physician or other healthcare provider. Those patients who do not wish to participate should contact the registration department when scheduled or when receiving treatment.

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