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Personal Health Records (Overview)

Personal health records include forms, paperwork, printouts of lab tests, and physician notes related to a particular patient.


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Why is it important to keep personal health records?

Why is it important to keep personal health records?

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

Personal Health Records (Overview)

Personal health records include forms, paperwork, printouts of lab tests, and physician notes related to a particular patient.


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What are the controversis on personal health records?

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

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
once
Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
daily
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Why is it important to keep your own personal health records?

Medical records: Also helps when you are transferring services to another provider, you or your provider move to another location, in emergencies when family need to access medical information, or when starting fresh with a new provider. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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How does having a phr(personal health record) affect healthcare?

How does having a phr(personal health record) affect healthcare?

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

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How can I acccess my personal health record?

Ask: Every state has different laws. However, in most states you own your records. Ask you physicians for copies if you want to know what is in them. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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How do I get access to my personal health record?

How do I get access to  my 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