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A new tool for assessing mobility Friday, January 28, 2011 | Maria Kovell

Two health and exercise professors have created an interactive tool for assessing mobility in aging adults.

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Tags   seniors, technology, caregivers
Seniors and Fitness: Enhancing your PHR Thursday, April 22, 2010 | Leann Reynolds

Vashon Athletic Club owner Kevin Allman, of Vashon, Wash., spends a majority of his time at the gym training senior citizens, which make up an healthy 30-40 percent of his clientele. Located on an island with a population of just over 10,000 residents and a median age range of 44 years old (Seattle’s median age range is 34), Vashon’s demographics have contributed to Allman becoming somewhat of an authority in training seniors.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, medicalrecords, caregivers, seniors
Work with nurses to prevent hospital readmission Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Judith Figueroa, a 69-year-old New Yorker with multiple heath problems, once visited the ER almost every month. By working with Carolyn McCrea, RN, of Visiting Nurse Service, Figueroa hasn’t been back to the hospital as often.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, caregivers, seniors, chronicallyill
Managing Multiple Prescriptions Friday, March 19, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

A recent Canandian Insititute for Health Information study found that most Canadian seniors take at least five drugs. According to the University of Chicago, the average American senior fills 22 prescriptions per year. Multiple doctors, specialists, and caregivers can add to the confusion over when and how to take medication.

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Tags   healthinformation, emergency, medication, caregivers, seniors
Asking for copies of your medical records Monday, August 31, 2009 | Cindy Boester

It’s OK to ask for copies of your medical records! 

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, phr, medicalrecords, caregivers, seniors, HIPAA

About This Blog

PHRs are still fairly new to the healthcare system, and we understand that as healthcare consumers, you have questions about the benefits and risks of keeping a PHR. For this reason, we provide a communication forum – the Seniors’ Blog – to connect you with health information management professionals for tips and advice on creating and maintaining your own PHR. This section of myPHR.com also provides resources and educational material about PHRs to answer some of your questions and help you determine if a PHR is right for you.

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Marsha Dolan, Cindy Boester, Heidi Shaffer, Vera Rulon, Donna DuLong, Sarah Dietze, Maria Kovell, Ted Eytan, Leann Reynolds, Erin Jordan, Dana Clark

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