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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
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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 Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
Once
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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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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
Once
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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

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Do you advise patients create an electronic personal health record?

Yes: You can create your own medical records, if you need help ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

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 more

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How can I get access to my personal health records from my doctor?

You can ask: Your doctor should be able to provide your personal health records when you ask for it. ...Read more

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Why is it important for us to keep personal health records? Isnt that the doctors job?

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

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
Once
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How do I get access to my personal health records from my family doctor?

Just ask: Just ask your family doctor for a copy of your health record. You can also request to have it sent to another professional if you want. ...Read more

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Can an hr office examin your personal health records when being concered for a hospital job?

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