An amazing tool at your fingertips
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Robert Caban
Patient portals have evolved quite a bit over the last few years. Many
portals now offer patients the opportunity to interact with the doctor
in a way that hasn’t occurred since doctors stopped making home visits.
Personally, I have used my provider’s patient portal to access my
records, check on results and even email my doctor. And he responded
back to me within minutes! Minutes!
Tags technology, physicians, phr, personalhealthrecord
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.
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.”
Tags emergency, medicalhistory, travelers
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
Tags emergency, medication, parents, insurance, travelers
A Trip for the Records
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | Sarah Dietze
Cheryl McEvoy, editorial assistant for ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals, recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua.
Tags personalhealthrecord, phr, healthinformation, access, travelers, electronichealthrecord, ehr
It was just dinner!
Monday, September 28, 2009 | Julie Wolter
My Church held a fellowship dinner last night to kick off our 80th year
celebration. It was a wonderful night of music, good food, and
friends. My husband and I were able to spend some time with a couple we
had not talked to in a while. It was great catching up and hearing
about her ministry in Mozambique. She had just returned about a month
ago from her latest visit.
Tags personalhealthrecord, phr, healthinformation, medication, travelers
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.
Tags personalhealthrecord, phr, travelers, emergency