Take ownership of your personal health care records with a medical organizer. Begin today to use this valuable information to improve the quality of care you receive.
Collect and Share
Having up-to-date records about your medical condition allows you to share valuable information with your medical team. Accurately describing your symptoms and body changes allows your physician to provide the best possible care. Remember, according to the American Society of Internal Medicine, 70% of a correct diagnosis depends on what the patient tells the doctor.
Sharing information such as your family history may be the one crucial item that helps secure a correct diagnosis. An empowered health care consumer will continue to track, document and share information about their health status.
Partner with your Physician
A key strategy in receiving the best possible care in today’s health care system is to have an effective working relationship with your physician. Research suggests that patients who have an active working relationship with a primary care physician receive more preventative services and spend fewer days in the hospital.
The partnership with your physician will be enhanced when you are able to provide credible, up-to-date health information. Effective medical information gathering by patients and more conversation with their physician during office visits is related to better health status.
Begin today to access and store all of your own medical records in a medical organizer. You will soon discover that your will be in a much better position to manage your condition. Use this information to be more actively involved in your own care.
The engaged health care consumer seeks an ongoing dialogue with their medical team. Having access to your life-long medical records will allow you to engage in meaningful discussions about your condition and potential treatment options. Use a medical organizer to take ownership of your health information; you will be glad you did.