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Links to resources for creating a personal health record

Making a personal health record can give you and your doctors a complete picture of your health. It can prevent medical errors or reduce duplicate tests. In an emergency, it can provide vital information that may not be immediately available from your doctors. A good general resource is myphr.com, a Web site sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association. A personal health record can store everything from basic information about you to copies of x-rays and CT scans. At minimum it should contain: your name, date of birth, and vital statistics like height and weight
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