My Health Record Story

Having access to your health record is an important part of being active in your personal care. I first learned the importance of having a copy of my personal health record after meeting Sonia in the waiting room of my doctors office. She told me the story of how her granddaughter- a nursing student, taught her the importance of keeping a personal health record after her most recent fall.

Sonia had been battling multiple chronic conditions, and was prescribed numerous medications from different doctors. Her granddaughter helped her assemble a personal health record to take with her to her doctors appointments, and since then she has been trying to spread the word while staying-up on her health and her health care.

This animation was how I remember the conversation.

*Some character names, voices, and likenesses have been changed to maintain the privacy of those involved.

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