How to maintain your Own Health Records


Webinar My Health Record in the hospital setting

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Epic for doctors why we need an EHRS

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Your Healthcare Record what is it and how is it used?

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Medical records and data-driven healthcare

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What is My Health Record and Why are People Opting Out?

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How to Keep Electronic Medical Records

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Your Medical Records: What you need to know

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Some suggestions for where to store copies: in your handbag, in your car’s glove compartment and in a first aid or medical emergency kit. You could try making one small enough to fit on an index card to keep in your wallet. Consider putting a copy on your refrigerator or inside a kitchen cupboard as well. There are three main ways to keep your PHR: on paper, using software on your computer, or online. All three are useful in their own way, but each offers tradeoffs in terms of convenience and accessibility.

Paper. Perhaps you’ve kept your health records in a paper file at your home, and whenever you needed it, you knew just where to find it. Ask for a copy of your record after each doctor’s visit or procedure. You can then create your own personal health record (PHR) by consolidating the information, including diagnoses, medicatio.

How to organize your health records GO DIGITAL.. Type up lists of your medications, vaccinations, and family history, and scan copies of imaging and other ​OR STICK WITH PAPER.. If you’re more comfortable with paper records, keep the most important information accessible so KEEP THE.

Regardless of how you choose to keep your personal health information, you may consider keeping records of the following: Current medications and pharmacy information Immunizations Allergies Health history (including past procedures, surgeries, illnesses, and family history) Test and lab results. If you see multiple doctors and they don’t use the same EHR system, a PHR is a good way to keep all of your health information in one place. A PHR also empowers you to manage your health between visits.

For example, a PHR enables you to: Track and assess your health. Get data directly. Some health apps make you manually type in or scan in your health information.

Electronically transferring your electronic health record directly into the app is often safer — and makes it easier to keep your health information accurate and up to date. There are software programs designed to help you keep your own health records. Some are free, others have a price tag. If you don’t opt for one of these programs, you may simply choose to use a word processor and scanner to generate files on your own.

Once you have developed your records, you can transfer the files to a thumb drive to take with. Where to store your personal health record: Save electronic versions of your medical records obtained from the hospital in a file on your computer, or on a shared drive (like Google Drive) Organize physical copies of information in a three-ring binder or file folders Enter everything into a web-based PHR portal or computer-based software. In recent years, a trend has emerged that has seen patients taking responsibility for the storage and maintenance of their own medical records.

Unless you are in a health care system which provides you access to your electronic medical records (EMR), you will need to take steps to request copies for yourself.

List of related literature:

When no rules specify the retention of health records, the best course is to keep the records for 10 years.

“Kinn's Medical Assisting Fundamentals E-Book: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology” by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
from Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals E-Book: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology
by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

» Keep records for each type of health coverage you have in a separate file.

“Medicare For Dummies” by Patricia Barry
from Medicare For Dummies
by Patricia Barry
Wiley, 2017

Put it in a file, keep it as part of your own permanent health records, and keep track of any sudden or gradual changes over the years.

“Intelligent Medicine” by Ronald L. Hoffman
from Intelligent Medicine
by Ronald L. Hoffman
Touchstone, 1997

Having some of your records at one doctor’s office, some with another, others at the hospital, and your own self-test records at home is not an optimal way to keep track of your health data.

“Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever” by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman
from Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman
Rodale Books, 2010

Consumer’s guide to certification of personal health records.

“Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet” by Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, Patricia Hinton Walker, Donna DuLong, Brian Gugerty, Kathryn J. Hannah, Joan Kiel, Susan K. Newbold, Joyce E. Sensmeier, Diane J. Skiba, Michelle R. Troseth
from Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet
by Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, et. al.
Springer London, 2011

Keep track of your past and present “health data” (we call this your “medical records”).

“It's My Ovaries, Stupid!” by Elizabeth Lee Vliet
from It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!
by Elizabeth Lee Vliet
Scribner, 2003

What if you don’t have your medical records nicely organized in digital files?

“The End of Illness” by David B. Agus
from The End of Illness
by David B. Agus
Free Press, 2012

Keeping health records.

“Retail Management” by S.C. Bhatia
from Retail Management
by S.C. Bhatia
Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2008

The question of who owns health records is sometimes asked, however.

“Medical Ethics Today: The BMA's Handbook of Ethics and Law” by British Medical Association
from Medical Ethics Today: The BMA’s Handbook of Ethics and Law
by British Medical Association
Wiley, 2012

Any such records should not leave the health service setting nor should databases be accessed anywhere but on the health service premises except for legal reasons.

“Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals” by Gjyn O'Toole
from Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals
by Gjyn O’Toole
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

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