Also called: Electronic Health Records, Patient Health Record, Personal Health Record

You've probably seen your chart at your doctor's office. In fact, you may have charts at several doctors' offices. If you've been in the hospital, you have a chart there, too. To keep track of all this information, it's a good idea to keep your own records. What kind of information would you put in a personal health record? You could start with Your name, birth date, blood type and emergency contact Date of last physical Dates and results of tests and screenings Major illnesses and surgeries, with dates A list of your medicines, dosages and how long you've taken them Any allergies Any chronic diseases Any history of illnesses in your family