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
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