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!)
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!
Go Nomad advises planning ahead for your trip. Plan for the unexpected and routine medical concerns by creating a PHR.
Cheryl McEvoy, editorial assistant for ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals, recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua.
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.
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.
There are many ways you can carry your PHR when you travel. I travel with a paper document.
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.
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.
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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