Vacation essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, and a PHR on my smartphone? All these items are essential for a worry free vacation. On vacation you want to protect yourself from unnecessary exposure to the elements, but you also want to protect yourself and family from unnecessary exposure to a medical emergency. iTriage which enables a user to view their personal health record (PHR) on an iPhone can save you time and money if a medical emergency arises.
What can a mobile PHR do for you?
1. Lists all your current and past medical conditions
2. Lists all your medications, including the name, dosage, frequency and method of administration
3. Lists all your allergies
4. Lists your test results
5. Lists all your immunizations
6. Lists all your medical providers in one location
Each family member can have their own record and is easily entered at http://www.Google.com/health. Once the data is entered then it can be easily viewed through the iTriage application. Along with the extensive library of symptoms and diseases available on iTriage being able to view your PHR will save you time and money.
Having your medical history easily accessible while on vacation will reduce your exposure to duplicative tests, vaccinations (such as tetanus) and assist in replacing your prescription drugs if they are lost or forgotten.
Pack a little piece of mind along for your trip by downloading iTriage and loading the app with your PHR from Google Health.