Location in the Portal
The RMH Patient Portal provides a great dashboard for managing your health, including how to manage your medications. Located under the “Health Record” section of the portal, the Medications section includes a variety of features.
Print-ready List of Medications
There is a list of all of the medications and dosages included in your RMH healthcare records. If you need to take a list of your medications with you for any reason, this list can be easily printed out.
If you want information about a specific medication, you can click on “Learn More About This” and be directed to information about the medication itself.
Note: If you are on a medication that has not been prescribed by an RMH provider, please be sure to communicate this information so that this medication will be included in your record.
Physical Appearance by Manufacturer
The portal includes a series of pictures showing what the medication looks like. Since there is no standardization of shape, size and color among drug manufacturers, the portal includes a series of pictures with many different variations of the medication, listed according to manufacturer. If there is an alternative name for the medication, this is listed as well.
Medication Specific Information
Information on the medication itself includes the following:
- What the medication is used for, with a brief description of how it works.
- What you should discuss with your provider before taking the medication.
- How this medication should be taken (with our without food, time of day, etc.
- What happens if you miss a dose or take too much
- What you should avoid while on the medication.
- Potential side effects
- What other drugs are affected by this medication
With so much information available online and in one place, if you have any questions about your medications, or simply need to print out a list of them, the RMH Patient Portal should be your “go to” resource.
If you have questions
To sign up for the portal or to have your questions answered, contact Tina Ford with the Health Information Management Department at 765-932-7401.