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A Trip for the Records
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | Sarah Dietze

Cheryl McEvoy, editorial assistant for ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals, recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua. A fellow traveler and practicing nurse came along on the volunteer trip. Her medical arsenal included malaria pills, a first aid kit, and even eletrolyte powder. The most significant item in this nurse’s toolkit? A miniature personal health record that was portable and accessible in a place where Internet connectivity is rare and the nearest hospital hours away.

Is a hard copy of a PHR easier to access while out of the country? Click here to discover the pros and cons of both electronic and paper PHRs for international travelers.

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Welcome to the Traveler’s PHR blog – a communication forum and social network to connect you with health information management professionals and other travelers for the exchange of ideas and information for managing your personal health information to prepare for the best healthcare while traveling. If you ever wondered what might happen if you get sick or even became unconscious while traveling outside of your home town and what you might do to prepare for such an event, then you’re in the right place. As this blog grows, we invite you to share your own advice and travel stories and learn from other travelers about their experiences.

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