Do you remember all the user names and passwords for web site various log-ins? How about your basic health data? The solution may be a Personal Health Record.
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jun 05, 2014 | 394 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Here’s some information on PHRs from the Mayor Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/ *

An electronic personal health record makes it easy to gather and manage your medical information in one accessible and secure location.

“What information goes into a personal health record?

-You decide what you put in your personal health record. In general, though, it needs to include anything that helps you and your health care providers manage your health — starting with the basics:

- Your primary care doctor's name and phone number

- Allergies, including drug allergies

- Your medications, including dosages

- Chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure

- Major surgeries, with dates

- Living will or advance directives

- You can also add information about what you're doing to prevent disease, such as:

- Results of screening tests

- Cholesterol level and blood pressure

- Exercise and dietary habits

- Health goals, such as stopping smoking or losing weight

Having a personal health record can be a lifesaver, literally. In an emergency you can quickly give emergency personnel vital information, such as a disease you're being treated for, medications you take, drug allergies, and how to contact your family doctor.”

*To read the full Mayo Clinic article highlight and click on open hyperlink http://www.mayoclinic.org/personal-health-record/art-20047273

Note: This blog shares general information about understanding and navigating the health care system. For specific medical advice about your own problems, issues and options talk to your personal physician

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