Patient history is often incomplete or inaccurate, yet critical for effective diagnosis and treatment. Fractures in older adults are common, yet often preventable traumas.
Patient history, including family history, should help providers recommend diagnostic tests and treatments when prevention is still feasible.
Patient Health Journal may give complete, accurate history to multiple healthcare providers.
The journal should be created, updated and reviewed by the patient or patient advocate. Access to the journal must be maintained per HIPAA privacy rules.
The journal must be accessible online, via cell phone or email, and protected with appropriate security.
History must include office and hospital visits, symptoms, medicines, procedures, diagnostic tests, test results and providers' notes.