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.

Here’s some information on PHRs from the Mayor Clinic. *
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
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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