Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Why suggest a Personal Health Record System to a Senior?
In my personal experience of working with the seniors in my family facing an illness and a chronic debilitating condition, I can relate to elders not wanting to be a bother or to worry family members. The 'I don't want to be a bother mentality' is self-defeating because if you love someone you will worry and part of that 'worry' has to do with not knowing what is going on. When I look at the technology of personal health record system where health information can be shared with the patient's permission, I see a great communications hub. Take the time to learn about personal health record systems with eCareTeamConnect and other PHRS providers. This is interesting technology that can also help care providers stay in contact with the senior and their family.