Thursday, October 7, 2010

Keeping a personal health record

I know people who keeps personal health record for so many reasons, one, to keep track of whatever medical problems you have had, to have a ready list of whatever medicines were administered to you and if you have allergic reactions to some kind. Isn’t it a breeze when you go to a doctor and you will just hand him your record and see from there what medicines they should not give you?

An acquaintance of mine years ago was brought to the emergency room and while having trouble breathing, she has to enumerate all the medicines she’s allergic to, so they will not give it to her and bring more troubles to her. It would have been easier for her if she had her PHR right?

Now, it is even much easier because there is now a digital health record, it is a small chip (like USB’s) and you can carry it with you all the time and if emergency arises, doctors can just plugged it into pc and then they’ll be able to view your health records. It will definitely save lives because it will give the doctors more time treating the patient rather than wasting precious time checking the patient’s medical history.

A “very special heart” made it even stylish, they designed a heart shaped pendant, a key chain or a purse which makes it even easier to carry with you all the time.

I want one :)

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