Personal Health Records on myMEDistry - Anywhere, Anytime
"He who has health, has hope and he who has hope, has everything”.
Wellness is a very important facet of our life. When it concerns something as important as the health of your family, friends and even yourself, it is always better to be prepared. No one never knows when, how or where a health issue may arise. Not just during emergencies, but for whenever you may need medical assistance, there is some basic information that is essential – medical records, X-rays, prescriptions, allergies, immunization record, insurance information and emergency contact information. Usually these are scattered among doctors’ offices, hospitals, labs, your home… sometimes not even traceable or usable.
A personal health record or PHR is a health record where health data is curated by an individual user themselves. This stands in contrast with the more widely used electronic medical record which is held by institutions such as a hospital and contains data entered by clinicians or billing data in order to support insurance claims. The intention of a PHR is to provide a complete and accurate summary of an individual's medical history which is accessible online and more often maintained and used by the individual itself.
Simple, secure access to all your health records can make all the difference At myMEDistry, we understand the importance of managing your family’s and your own health details.
You've probably seen your chart at your doctor's office. In fact, you may have charts at several doctors' offices. If you've been in the hospital, you have a chart there, too. To keep track of all this information, it's a good idea to keep your own records.
What kind of information would you put in a personal health record?
You could start with:
- Your name, birth date, blood type and emergency contact
- Date of last physical
- Dates and results of tests and screenings
- Major illnesses and surgeries, with dates
- A list of your medicines, dosages and how long you've taken them
- Any chronic diseases
- Any history of illnesses in your family
What you have on myMEDistry is an easy to use, secure mechanism to save all of your health journey. We also provide an easy to use one click mechanism to let you share as much or as little as you want to your medical team. Personal Health Records (Personal Dashboard), on myMEDistry consist of your basic profile, medical conditions diagnosed, medical episodes experienced, treatments used (ongoing and those completed as well) and medical records of any and all investigations that you underwent. The simplicity of our solution is that we let you share as much or as little as you can. While we enforce you to enter some basic required information without fail, we also understand that more often than not, one may just be learning more and more about their health as each day passes and so you may not have all the data to enter. So, you can use myMEDistry to share your medical journey as and when it happens and just as much as you know.
So, how exactly you can go about using these features. Simple: Just share your medical journey as it unfolds.
You can start adding medical episodes even before you know the underlying condition and treatment, you can add the details as you learn them day to day. You can add the various investigation reports, treatments being prescribed along with any side effects experienced. You can add the details of the medical condition (if any was diagnosed) along with the various details leading upto the diagnosis.
As you continue to do this, you have built yourself an extremely valuable database of your medical journey that is easily accessible to you whenever you need it and can be shared with your healthcare providers anywhere, anytime.
It will also prove to be a very valuable asset to your medical team to fully understand your health journey and guide you appropriately. This helps you become more aware of your health and be more actively involved in the medical decision making process than being just a passive recipient. Remember, you are ultimately responsible for making decisions about your health. Maintaining your personal health records regularly on myMEDistry can help you accomplish that.