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Dare Devil Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Laura Heuer

My son who is active and allergic to antibiotics, latex and a host of other things took a tumble. And I mean a tumble!

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, emergency, parents
Tips for keeping a personal health record Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Laura Heuer

Six steps to a more helpful and complete PHR

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Technology may help injured marathoners Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Earlier, Margie Kelly wrote from the sidelines of The Maine Cancer Foundation's TriForACure, and described how a PHR saved the lives of several runners devoid of any identifying information - save their bib number. 

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Tags   technology, communication, athletes, runners, emergency
Staying Healthy While Traveling Sunday, April 25, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Go Nomad advises planning ahead for your trip. Plan for the unexpected and routine medical concerns by creating a PHR.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, emergency, travel
PHRs Set Sail on Cruise Lines Monday, April 19, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

PositiveID and the International Maritime Medical Association have partnered to bring PHR systems to over 1.5 million cruise ship passengers, crew, and port workers.

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Tags   medicalrecord, emergency, access, travelers
Travel Tips from the US State Department Monday, April 12, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Being unprepared for medical emergencies is costly: medical evacuation to the US from a foreign country can cost $50,000. Even if you don’t have an extensive medication list or need medical attention while away from home, these tips from the US State Department provide a sense of security and let you truly enjoy your vacation.

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Tags   emergency, medication, insurance, travelers
Create a PHR Before Your Next Trip Saturday, April 03, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

“You should keep a record of each family member’s medical history at your fingertips, in the home,” says Michael Fleming, MD, former president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). “It’s also a good idea to take your records with you when you travel.”

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Tags   emergency, medicalhistory, travelers
Favor Function Over Form When Choosing a PHR Monday, March 29, 2010 | Kristin Stewart

Let me admit something up front.  I hate to file.

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Tags   emergency, access, medication, parents, insurance
PHRs Lend Peace of Mind While Abroad Thursday, March 25, 2010 | Joan Malling

Neil and I have lived and traveled internationally for years. Until recently, neither of us had any significant health issue that we felt mandated carrying more than our few prescriptions plus contact information for our doctors.

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Tags   emergency, medication, medicalrecord, travelers
Managing Multiple Prescriptions Friday, March 19, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

A recent Canandian Insititute for Health Information study found that most Canadian seniors take at least five drugs. According to the University of Chicago, the average American senior fills 22 prescriptions per year. Multiple doctors, specialists, and caregivers can add to the confusion over when and how to take medication.

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Tags   healthinformation, emergency, medication, caregivers, seniors
Traveling With Children Monday, March 15, 2010 | Marilyn McFarlane

If you have a child with a health problem or condition, you’re well aware that a trip with the family has to include whatever medications might be needed. You know it’s important to tuck in emergency advice and the doctor’s name and contact numbers, as well.  One thing less commonly included, but should be, even for those with no apparent medical issues, is a travel version of your child’s Personal Health Record. 

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Tags   emergency, medication, parents, insurance, travelers
"Borderless" Health Care Would Help Seniors in Emergencies Sunday, March 07, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Imagine your favorite feisty 75-year-old as our hypothetical patient, Mrs. Cruz. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, she now lives at a local senior housing complex. One evening, rushing to answer her telephone, she trips and falls, breaking her hip.

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Tags   healthinformation, emergency, access, seniors
Racing for Life: PHRs Help Athletes Cross the Finish Line Monday, January 25, 2010 | Margie Kelly

You pushed yourself during the 10K race and your core body temperature surged.  You’re delirious, in the medical tent and no one knows your name much less your medical history or how to reach your family members.  You have Bib #153 with no personal information for race administrators to begin the identification process.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, emergency, medicalhistory, athletes, runners
Enjoying Fall Colors Friday, September 25, 2009 | Julie Wolter

I love taking a drive in the Fall to see all the beautiful colors.  Many years ago I traveled with my family to Vermont and New Hampshire to enjoy the Fall colors.  It was spectacular!  Every color was so vivid and everywhere I looked I was in awe.

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There when I needed it! Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Julie Wolter

It was a beautiful day to travel.  We started early so we could get there and enjoy as much of the daylight as possible.  Unfortunately, that did not occur.  I started feeling my world spin during the drive.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, healthinformation, emergency, travelers, vertigo

About This Blog

PHRs are still fairly new to the healthcare system, and we understand that as healthcare consumers, you have questions about the benefits and risks of keeping a PHR. The myPHR blog connects you with patient advocates and health information management professionals for tips and advice on creating and maintaining your own PHR.

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Marsha Dolan, Valerie Watzlaf, Cindy Boester, Heidi Shaffer, Julie Wolter, Margaret Hennings, Colleen Goethals, Vera Rulon, Leah Grebner, Robert Caban, Mynilma Olivera-Vazquez, Amanda Bushey, Margie Kelly, Donna DuLong, Sarah Dietze, Valisha McFarlane, Maria Kovell, Ted Eytan, Leann Reynolds, Laura Heuer, Kristin Stewart, Derek Allen, Chris Matthies, Margo Corbett, Craig Newmark, Sarah Buelterman, Skyler Tanner, Aniruddha Malpani, Joan Malling, Marilyn McFarlane, Megan Rooney, Patrick Rhone, Dr. Carrie Nelson, Maria Bouselli, Erin Jordan

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