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I Needed Help
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Sarah Dietze
 

One day Jake, our middle son, got strep throat. Usually, no big deal. Some antibiotics and you’re good to go. Not this time. Jake had a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic and the next one, and the next, and the next. The whirlwind began. More doctors, more tests, more sickness, more pain! Jake needed help! I needed help!

I needed inner strength and organization to get Jake through this! We had seen so many doctors, tried so many new drugs, and I had to remember what he had taken that gave him a headache, what made him unable to breathe, what gave him a rash. I felt bombarded. All I wanted to do was take care of Jake, but so much time was spent organizing the details.
Thankfully, my son is okay and out of that experience came the Jakoter Health Organizer. I am no doctor but I am a parent who had a need and found a way to fulfill it. I needed to be organized in a time of crisis. This organizer is so that you will have the information you need at hand to ask better questions; give doctors a more detailed picture; and to have more time to spend with your loved ones.

Laura and her husband have three very active teenage boys. She has an entrepreneurial spirit that has led her to the creation of Jakoter Health Organizers. Now with a love to be on the Internet, write; fiddle with gadgets and use technology that make life easier you will find her creations on MomTechnology.com.


Tags   phr, personalhealthrecord, parents, allergies


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Parents, welcome to the PHR blog where you can connect and communicate with health information management professionals and eventually other parents about managing your child’s healthcare. Have you ever been on your way to the doctor’s office with your child and wondered about the details – diagnosis, medications prescribed, vaccinations, etc. – of your last visit?

As a parent, you have so many responsibilities that it’s difficult to recall everything from day to day let alone last year. A personal health record can help ease your mind. This blog is a social network where you can interact with experts in the field to seek advice and tips for best practices in creating and maintaining your child’s personal health record and the best ways to use that information to play a more active role in their healthcare and simplify your life.

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Marsha Dolan, Valerie Watzlaf, Cindy Boester, Heidi Shaffer, Julie Wolter, Margaret Hennings, Colleen Goethals, Vera Rulon, Leah Grebner, Robert Caban, Mynilma Olivera-Vazquez, Amanda Bushey, Margie Kelly, Donna DuLong, Sarah Dietze, Valisha McFarlane, Maria Kovell, Ted Eytan, Leann Reynolds, Laura Heuer, Kristin Stewart, Derek Allen, Chris Matthies, Margo Corbett, Craig Newmark, Sarah Buelterman, Skyler Tanner, Aniruddha Malpani, Joan Malling, Marilyn McFarlane, Megan Rooney, Patrick Rhone, Dr. Carrie Nelson, Maria Bouselli, Erin Jordan

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