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Personal Health Record
Ask your doctor: Usually your doctor provides information about the process of this in his/her practice, when you become a patient. In general, you can receive a copy of your record by requesting it in writing. Depending on the type of doctor and the problems you've been experiencing/treated for, your doctor may want to go over this with you in person. S/he decides about this by considering your best interests. ...Read more
For future reference: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more
No real controversie: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more
Avoids confusion: Without a medical record, it would be impossible to keep track of your health concerns, your physical and diagnostic examinations, your treatments, etc. Sometimes patients do not recall important aspects of their case -- "little white pill for nerves, " for instance, doesn't tell a covering physician enough to avoid potential drug interactions. Records help a medical team care for you effectively. ...Read more
Yes: You can create your own medical records, if you need help ask your doctor. ...Read more
Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Records : More than the doctor if you keep your medical records you will feel responsible for your health as well. Your doctor will keep your records neverthe less. ...Read more
Probably not: I do not think hr office can access any of the medical records. It may be illegal if you denied a job on health grounds, unless you are so sick that you cannot physically do the job. Just to be sure ask your h r dept. ...Read more
If Dr uses card to do fecal occult blood test (not sent out to a lab), how is the result usually recorded after the test? Does the result go in my personal health record as well?
Usually yes: Patient-care information gathered in the office setting can be added to a patient's electronic medical record. For example, there may be a line in the Lab Results data sheet or in the Colon Cancer Screening page for the provider to enter the results of fecal occult blood testing. The abbreviation may be FOBT or iFOBT or FIT, depending on the type of test card. ...Read more
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Depends: Therrcare many such products and most do not live up to their hype. However some products do and you should consult a physician before using any. ...Read more
No: Cobsent remain in force until you revoke it. ...Read more
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