Your health information is a valuable resource for you, your family, and the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for you. Yet, often all of your health information is not kept in just one place. Each of your healthcare providers (family practitioner, allergist, OB-GYN, hospital, etc.) create a separate patient record for you. This means that any one of your providers may have an incomplete picture of your healthcare needs.
By keeping your own personal health record (PHR) doctors and other providers will have ready access to information about you when they need it. A PHR can help you receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. Plus, your PHR gives you an intimate understanding of your health information so you can be a better informed healthcare consumer.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of a PHR and how you can create one.