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What can I use?
Monday, August 10, 2009 | Julie Wolter

There are many ways you can carry your PHR when you travel.  I travel with a paper document.  It is on one page and includes emergency contacts, current conditions, allergies and current medications.  I put this in my wallet.  I also tell those I am traveling with where they can find this information just in case. I have also used a memory stick.  I carried the same information about me, but I also had information about my entire family.  So, when we are all together I have all our health information in one place.  You can also use an on-line version.  Check out for further information about each of these options.

Any of these are great options.  We all need to work towards the on-line options, but for now do what works for you.

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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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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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