Access to detailed health-related information of all types (not just medication prescriptions, but eye-glass prescriptions, immunization history, and other details you may need in an emergency), at all times, regardless where you might be.
Having access to your digital health records can save you a lot of time and hassle if plans change and you find yourself out of state without enough of your medications. Just because you’re out of state doesn’t mean you’re out of luck to get a short-term refill of the meds you need. While those travel cases make life easier for taking just the right amount of medication for your trip, they don’t have a place where you can record the details of the medication name and dosage. When that information is recorded in your PHR, you don’t have to look up phone numbers to contact your regular providers, then work out how you will sign and return release forms so they can send your medication information to the out-of-state pharmacy. Your digital health records equip you with all the information you need to give a local pharmacy. Any time you’re traveling, things can go wrong. Whether it’s a delayed departure, lost luggage, or an unfortunate health event that lands you in an unfamiliar Emergency Department, quick access to your complete and accurate health record can ensure better care and prevent a major inconvenience when you are traveling.