An unexpected injury or illness while away from home can sideline the best-laid vacation plans. When traveling, you don’tt normally expect the worse, but when the worse comes, you must be prepared. Place your personal health records (PHR) in the palm of your hand; it’s not only for you, but also for each family member. PHRs are vital for a well-planned vacation and travelers are one of the five people who should have a PHR.
By going to www.Google.com/health today and entering the following information, you can have portable access to anything a medical provider might need, if you sought treatment away from home. Those details include:
- Medical Conditions – current and resolved conditions
- Current Medications – includes dosage, frequency and method
- Allergies and medication allergies
- Past medical procedures
- Test results
- Immunizations – including the ones we always forget like tetanus and MMR
PHRs Vital for Prescriptions
Centralizing your vital health information into the palm of your hand also gives you important information when you leave for vacation and forget to pack your prescriptions. You know that you take a little yellow pill twice a day, but do you remember the prescription name, or how many milligrams in each dosage or the prescribing doctor’s phone and address? Most people don’tt, and are forced to jump through hoops to obtain that information quickly for an emergency re-fill.
To learn more about how a Google Health™ personal health record works on iTriage. Click here to view a quick demonstration of every personal health tidbit you can have at your fingertips on iTriage.