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Blue Button, The Easiest Way To Download And Share PHR

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Major medical information at hospitals and other health care service providers were stored in paper files, so it was not convenient to access or use. But not any more as America’s health care system goes digital. Many people in the U.S still do not have an easy electronic access to their health information and many are unaware of the steps taken by the Federal government towards solving that problem. Blue Button Data for America is a collaborative effort by the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand consumer access to personal health information. Blue Button is a way to get easy, secure online access to your health information. With Blue Button you can “download your health data” and use it[…….]

How to Choose a PHR – Personal Health Record System

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

There are a number of PHR software and service providers in the market and choosing a personal health record system that fits your needs is not going to be an easy experience. It is like buying a new personal computer – you take precautions to compare the products and check out reviews, because once you make the purchase, you will be tied with it for a long time. Same goes with electronic health record software. It stores all your personal medical records in one place and moving data from one system to another will not be easy, so you must take caution and choose the right software that fits your needs. It has to be secure, sophisticated, and reliable. PHRR Key features of a PHR system Even though electronic health[…….]

Why do I need a PHR?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

There are several advantages to keep your personal health records in the electronic format. You will be able to take control of your health matters, save money and time, and avoid medical errors. Although uploading your medical health records into a PHR software system and keeping it up-to-date will take time, it is well worth your effort. First, understand the benefits of personal health record system and then decide if you want to keep your medical records in the system. The next step is to choose a PHR that fits your needs. Finally, take your time to add your health records to the system one at a time. PHRR Benefits of using a PHR system Take control of your health Gain knowledge about your health by understanding and actively tracking[…….]

What is a PHR?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

PHR (Personal Health Records) is a consolidated medical record of an individual, stored in electronic format. PHR is owned by the individual and contains personal health information and lifelong medical history. There are many PHR software tools available that help you track and share medical information and allow you to use personalized health services. Unlike your EHR (Electronic Health Record) software system, which is owned by the health care provider, PHR will be in your procession. What does PHR contain? Personal health records are comprised of personal and medical information. The details captured in the PHR system vary depending on the design of the electronic health record system. Here is a list of commonly used PHR documents. Personal Information Name, address, and birth date Family physician, dentist, and emergency contact[…….]