Personal Health Records
The US government hopes that by 2014, all US residents will have their medical records in electronic form.
Electronic records have been viewed as a means of controlling costs in the US healthcare system.
Government officials and private health care leaders endorse the adoption of electronic personal health records by private individuals. Personal health records controlled by patients are essential for empowering patients and ensuring their control over their own health care. The more accurate information a healthcare provider has, the better they can meet your needs.
Advanced Knee Care, P.C. and Dr. Tarlow encourages every person to begin tracking and documenting their personal health records. At Advanced Knee Care, P.C. we have initiated a policy to promote this practice and will strive to provide our patients with a copy of their personal medical records including chart notes and diagnoses, MRI reports, lab reports and operative reports with the idea that our patients will be early adopters of this important new technology. Dr. Tarlow is dedicated to empowering his patients with the information they need to make knowledgeable and informed decisions regarding their health care.
The following websites offer free creation and storage of Electronic Personal Health Records:
Last Modified: March 29, 2011