Personal Health Records (PHR)
Doctors across the nation are communicating electronically
with patients and feeding information in to their Personal Health Record (PHR). A PHR is like a password-protected electronic filing cabinet where patients retain all relevant medical records for their care, including:
- Medication summaries
- List of allergies and chronic conditions
- Treatment plans and referral information
- And much more…plus, many PHRs are FREE
Doctors use DIRECT Messaging, a secure e-mail product, in order to deliver relevant updates directly to your PHR safely and securely. Think how much easier it would be to manage your care and the care of your children with a PHR – A PHR will allow your doctor to provide important updates of your personal medical information in a secure and centralized place that can be accessed by you at any time, via an internet connection.
To learn more about PHRs and find one that is right for you, please click here.
If you would like your doctor to communicate information to your PHR, please click here to send them an e-mail making this request (please note, you will need your doctor’s e-mail address or the e-mail address of their practice).