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Next - Letting Go Wednesday, June 02, 2010 | Laura Heuer

My daredevil son is about to embark on the trip of his life! Now he wakes everyday to knowing that the wondrous world he had anticipated since he was ten is unfolding the way he has created.

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Tags   technology, medicalrecords, parents
Seniors and Fitness: Enhancing your PHR Thursday, April 22, 2010 | Leann Reynolds

Vashon Athletic Club owner Kevin Allman, of Vashon, Wash., spends a majority of his time at the gym training senior citizens, which make up an healthy 30-40 percent of his clientele. Located on an island with a population of just over 10,000 residents and a median age range of 44 years old (Seattle’s median age range is 34), Vashon’s demographics have contributed to Allman becoming somewhat of an authority in training seniors.

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Parents Can't Get Records From Imprisoned Doctor's Office Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Drs. Mark and Scott Blankenburg are in prison. The pediatricians’ patient records are equally inaccessible: according to WKRC Cincinnati, parents can’t obtain their child’s vaccination records in time for fall kindergarten enrollment.

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Tags   access, medicalrecords, parents, children
PHRs and the Wii Generation Monday, April 05, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains provisions to encourage the meaningful use of electronic medical records technology. Seniors are most likely  to use a PHR, but will this change as Millennials mature and as EHRs become more prevalent?

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, technology, parents, medicalrecords, electronichealthrecords, ehr
Long-Distance Caregivers Benefit from PHRs Friday, March 26, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

The National Institute on Aging reports that approximately 7 million adults are long-distance caregivers and generally live an hour or more away. These tips will help you access important documents and coordinate care from afar.

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Asking for copies of your medical records Monday, August 31, 2009 | Cindy Boester

It’s OK to ask for copies of your medical records! 

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, medicalrecords, caregivers, seniors, HIPAA
You may already have a PHR and don't know it Wednesday, June 03, 2009 | Robert Caban

Maybe you didn’t realize it, but if you keep records of your immunizations, then you’ve actually started a Personal Health Record. And if you’re like many parents I know, you have a file somewhere that you keep these records for yourself and your children.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, medicalrecords, parents, immunization

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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