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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
A new tool for assessing mobility Friday, January 28, 2011 | Maria Kovell

Two health and exercise professors have created an interactive tool for assessing mobility in aging adults.

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Tags   seniors, technology, caregivers
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
Next - Letting Go Wednesday, June 02, 2010 | Laura Heuer

My daredevil son is about to embark on the trip of his life! Now he wakes everyday to knowing that the wondrous world he had anticipated since he was ten is unfolding the way he has created.

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Tags   technology, medicalrecords, parents
Take a change on technology Wednesday, May 05, 2010 | Amanda Bushey

Apple recently released an article "iPhone provides vital link to medical records."  This article not only represents, but demonstrates, how technology and patient care can and should work together.

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Tags   technology, electronichealthrecord, mobilehealth
AARP on EHRs Thursday, April 29, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

AARP’s 2007 Global Report on Aging explores both personal and electronic health records from a domestic and an international perspective.

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Tags   healthinformation, technology, communication, seniors
Technology may help injured marathoners Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Earlier, Margie Kelly wrote from the sidelines of The Maine Cancer Foundation's TriForACure, and described how a PHR saved the lives of several runners devoid of any identifying information - save their bib number. 

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Tags   technology, communication, athletes, runners, emergency
How technology has changed delivery of care Monday, April 19, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

The senior population in the U.S. will increase by 36% in the next 10 years (by 2020).

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Tags   technology, access, seniors, caregivers
PHRs and the Wii Generation Monday, April 05, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains provisions to encourage the meaningful use of electronic medical records technology. Seniors are most likely  to use a PHR, but will this change as Millennials mature and as EHRs become more prevalent?

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, technology, parents, medicalrecords, electronichealthrecords, ehr
Give Your Parents Peace of Mind Monday, March 22, 2010 | Derek Allen

As an incoming university freshman, I got my first taste of the real word, and it was bittersweet. My mind was focused on finding classes, highlighting textbooks, and making new friends. Everyone tells you college is hard work and you are going to have to study your butt off. However, no one tells you about all the other stuff, the real world stuff. I didn’t know how to manage my finances, time, and health.

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Tags   college, familyhistory, personalhealthrecord, phr, technology, parents, students
Parents in healthcare's driver seat Wednesday, January 06, 2010 | Robert Caban

In less than a decade, technology has made information widely accessible--Information that in years past only a privileged and select few had access to. This has opened the doors to nearly everyone in America to make informed decisions about their health care.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, technology, access, parents, healthinformation, phi

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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