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Speak up! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Maria Kovell

A new video series shows how engaging in your health care can help prevent errors in your care and improve your overall wellbeing.

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Tags   access, communication, health literacy
The Health Pie Monday, February 21, 2011 | Megan Rooney

As Health Literacy Missouri’s webmaster, I spend a lot of time behind a computer. But recently, I was lucky enough to get out of our Saint Louis office and travel through Missouri to learn about health literacy projects outside of our city. I brought back lots of stories.

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Tags   health literacy, communication, phr
Are You Health Literate? Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | Maria Kovell

Take a short quiz to see if your health literacy is up to par.

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Tags   health literacy, medication, personalhealthrecord, phr
Now Reading: Impact of Health Literacy on Access and Use of a PHR Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Ted Eytan

This is the first study to assess real-world use of an industry-leading patient portal (Kaiser Permanente’s My Health Manager) in a large, ethnically, culturally, socioeconomically, and educationally diverse sample of diabetes patients with a range of self-reported health literacy skills.

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Tags   health literacy, physicians, phr, personalhealthrecord

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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