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There When I Needed It! Thursday, February 09, 2012 | Julie Wolter

 Be prepared when you travel.

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The Future is Now! – Who’s The Doctor? Friday, February 25, 2011 | Patrick Rhone

We live in the future. Here is some proof.

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Tags   access, ehr, phr, technology
E-patients Wednesday, December 01, 2010 | Aniruddha Malpani

I am now seeing a new class of patients - the e-patients. (Many of these come from Pune and Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India!)

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Tags   travelers, personalhealthrecord, empoweredpatient, epatient
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!

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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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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
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
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.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, healthinformation, access, travelers, electronichealthrecord, ehr
Is a Personal Health Record Right for You? Wednesday, March 03, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

PHRs and EHRs both make traveling safer and stress-free. Deciding on a PHR or EHR system that’s right for you is a decision you should make long before your departure date.

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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.

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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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What can I use? Monday, August 10, 2009 | Julie Wolter

There are many ways you can carry your PHR when you travel.  I travel with a paper document.

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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
Why should you travel with a personal health record? Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Julie Wolter

My husband and I have decided that we would like to travel once we retire.  There are so many places we would like to see. For right now, we enjoy summer vacations with our three boys. Each year we pick a new destination that sounds like fun.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, healthinformation, travelers

About This Blog

Welcome to the Traveler’s PHR blog – a communication forum and social network to connect you with health information management professionals and other travelers for the exchange of ideas and information for managing your personal health information to prepare for the best healthcare while traveling. If you ever wondered what might happen if you get sick or even became unconscious while traveling outside of your home town and what you might do to prepare for such an event, then you’re in the right place. As this blog grows, we invite you to share your own advice and travel stories and learn from other travelers about their experiences.

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Julie Wolter, Robert Caban, Sarah Dietze, Maria Kovell, Aniruddha Malpani, Joan Malling, Marilyn McFarlane, Patrick Rhone, Erin Jordan

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