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PHR Blue Book Value

December 23, 2008
by stacey
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As I pulled out my blue book from my filing cabinet the other night, I couldn’t help but think that there really has to be a better way. After all, it’s 2008 — almost 2009 — and there I was, staring at a simple folded light blue paper booklet. Of course, this simple paper is far from ordinary. It’s my son’s Lifetime Health Record and it’s where I’ve documented all of his health information. Admittedly, when I first got the book I had no idea how much I’d use it. Of course, I really can’t be blamed as I was probably still pretty high from the pain killers I was taking post-C-section. But who knows, maybe soon with projects such as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Project HealthDesign or Google’s PHR I’ll soon be able to wean myself from the paper and won't cost me the price of a car.

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Thanks, but it's going to be around for a while as it has spots for data up until 6 years old!

Hopefully one day soon it can go in your picture album, never to surface for that next vaccionation again....

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Stacey Kramer is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She writes feature stories and...