An electronic health record (EHR) for seniors is a collection of electronic health information about an individual person. It is the organization of many records and information from many sources in digital format that is able to be shared between the senior and their physicians, Long-term care facilities, Emergency Rooms, etc. The seniors EHR may include a variety of information, from medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, individual information, emergency contacts and insurance information. Additionally, the repository can house electronic copies of important legal documents such as, Power of Attorney, Living Will, etc.
The senior can carry this repository on a USB Flash Drive in their pocket, purse or key chain; always handy when needed in their hometown, as well as when traveling when it could take longer to get the information needed. When shared with caregivers, near and far, the latest information is easy to share with health care providers within minutes.