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Articles posted during “ 2014”
Caregiving at an Early Age Monday, December 01, 2014 | Vera Rulon we talk about caregiving we usually think of adults taking care of their elderly parents, their children, or their partners. But what if the caregiver is a child or a young adult?

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Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Health Information Monday, September 29, 2014 | Vera Rulon

You may have noticed that when you go to your doctor’s office, to the hospital or a clinic, not only do the healthcare providers ask you for personal health information, such as your medical or family history, but they also record a lot of information about you. Although the physical or electronic medical records maintained by your doctor or hospital belongs to them, the content in these records belongs to YOU. This is why you should know what your rights are to get copies of your records and know what is in them, as well as, who can access your records.

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Safe Travel and Your Personal Health Information Monday, August 04, 2014 | Vera Rulon

What would you do if you became ill while traveling and have to see doctor who doesn’t know you or go to a hospital you have never been to before? What if you have a medical condition that needs to be considered in case you have an accident or get sick? Should healthcare providers be aware of any medications that you take or of any allergies that you may have? Will you be able to effectively communicate your important medical information should you become ill or injured while traveling?

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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.

Blog Contributors

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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