Creating a Personal Health Record—Take the Challenge!
As many of you are aware, the AHIMA House of Delegates recently passed a resolution that encourages all HIM professionals to set an example to others by creating and maintaining their own personal health record (PHR). HIM professionals have the professional knowledge and capabilities to inform consumers about the benefits of a PHR and therefore should lead to way by having their own PHR.
ILHIMA urges all members to create their own PHR. It’s as easy as filling out forms (as you usually do in the doctors’ office time after time after time, over and over again). Or as simple as typing your own history and physical…sort of. Most of us have the detail-oriented mentality and have all that information collected somewhere in file so just take that information and put it all together! Share these forms with your family, friends and neighbors. They will appreciate having a template to start with.
Please take note of some examples as provided by AHIMA Community Education Committee along with an example from an ILHIMA member. If you’d like a free 45 minute seminar, please contact the ILHIMA central office and a trained presenter will contact you. More information is also available at www.myphr.com.
Take the challenge… pave the way to being an advocate for your own health care!!
If you are interested in having a PHR presentation at your next event or are interested in becoming a presenter, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.