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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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Tags   technology, physicians, phr, personalhealthrecord
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
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
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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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.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, travelers, emergency
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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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, electronichealthrecord, ehr, travelers
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.

Blog Contributors

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


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