What does Janie Appleseed Network do?
Janie Appleseed Network provides education and services to grow 21st century health literacy skills by cultivating adoption of consumer controlled personal health records.
What is health literacy?
Having health literacy means you can play an active role in decisions about your health. You are a very important member of your healthcare team. When you have the skills to understand and use your personal health data efficiently and effectively with others, you can contribute to better outcomes from your care. Health literate people raise quality of care while lowering cost. The American Medical Association states that health literacy is a stronger predictor of a patient’s overall health than age, income, employment status, education level, and race.
What is personal health data (PHD)?
Personal health data (PHD) is information you compile using a computer. PHD belongs to you. You collect or create it, and you control sharing it.
What is a personal health data id (PHDid)?
A personal health data id (PHDid) is a globally unique identifier associated with you. It belongs to you. It is your trusted identity in the digital world of healthcare. You create it. You control it. You use your PHDid to uniquely identify yourself when you share personal health data. It replaces the need to expose your tax id (social security number) when sharing information related to healthcare because your PHDid is as unique to you as your social security number. A digital proofing process ensures this is true. It also can be used as your “digital address” when sending or receiving personal health data electronically.
What is a personal health record (PHR)?
A personal health record (PHR) is a digital computer application you use to store and view personal health data over time. A PHR helps you collect and use past information to inform present and future choices about your health and care.
Top ten reasons you and your family need a PHR.
The more you know about your health and your options, the better your decisions about care.
The clearer the picture of your health, the more you can contribute to ensuring you receive safe care.
Your health story can be better communicated when the data is complete, accurate and detailed.
The more you know about your care options, the more you will be able to make cost effective choices.
Having the right information available at the right time leads to better health and better care.
When you safeguard your own records, you control their access and availability.
When you control your health information, it’s easy and fast to get the data needed to deliver care.
New technology enables you to use information in ways that focus on achieving better outcomes for you.
Those who learn to use new technologies get ahead, and those who don’t fall behind.
Your health and wellness data becomes a more valuable asset now and forevermore.