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 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 should use a PHR.

Better Decisions

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Increased Safety

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Higher Quality

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Lower Cost

The more you know about your care options, the more you will be able to make cost effective choices.

Improved Access

Having the right information available at the right time leads to better health and better care.

More Protection

When you safeguard your own records, you control their access and availability.

Added Efficiency

When you control your health information, it’s easy and fast to get the data needed to deliver care.

Greater Effectiveness

New technology enables you to use information in ways that focus on achieving better outcomes for you.

Improved Skills

Those who learn to use new technologies get ahead, and those who don’t fall behind.

Lasting Legacy

Your health and wellness data becomes a more valuable asset now and forevermore.

Janie Appleseed Network provides education and services to grow 21st Century Literacy by cultivating adoption of consumer-controlled personal health records. Get started today!

Where do I get a PHR?

logoThe Janie Appleseed Network is taking orders for a new PHR subscription service called MyPHD. The MyPHD service includes a personal health record application you can use to manage and share your PHD. It integrates with other consumer health and care applications like MyDirectives, a service that helps you create an emergency, critical and advance care plan to let others know your wishes if you can’t speak for yourself. It also includes medical-grade secure email that allows you to share PHD easily with your care team members.

Get Started Today!

Join the Network

Your free membership in the Janie Appleseed Network will open the door to a world of information about personal health records (PHR), including the opportunity to start and manage PHRs for your family.

Attend an Event

Learn more about personal health records (PHRs) and the Janie Appleseed Network by attending online or live events. Join online events using your computer. This is easy and we can help you learn how.

Schedule a Consult

When you’re ready, we’ll put you in touch with one of our a Janie Appleseed representative in your local community. Your Janie will consult with you on your needs and recommend solutions.

Get a PHR!

Members of the Janie Appleseed Network can suscribe to a consumer-controlled personal health record (PHR) service to efficiently collect, safely store and share your personal health data (PHD)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Services: When I join Janie Appleseed Network, what services will be available to me as a member?

As a member, the Janie Appleseed helps you set up your MyPHD subscription. We help you learn to use the technology to ensure early success. After that, the Janie Appleseed Network helps you grow your health literacy over time. We offer online support, and a host of opportunities to connect with others who are interested in how we engage consumers to become engaged in health and wellness.

Resources: When I join the Janie Appleseed Network, what kinds of resources will be available to me?

When you become a member of the Janie Appleseed Network, you’ll have access to a variety of resources through your member login. These can be viewed and/or downloaded. Over time the selection of materials will grow. Your input will help guide the content of our resources shared here.

Resources: Do I have to subscribe to MyPHD to access these resources?

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Events: When I join Janie Appleseed Network, what supportive, member-only social activities will be available to me?

JAN offers an ongoing calendar of live interactive online informational sessions called “Chat with Janie”. Discussion topics will range from how to work with your health information, to history of advance directives, to device challenges, to sharing knowledge about PHR’s with others, to whatever consumers request in this subject area.

Opportunities: When I join Janie Appleseed Network, and subscribe to MyPHD, what additional opportunity could I apply for?

JAN is looking for additional Janies. You could apply to become an officially certified JAN Janie and use your new skills to pass along to others all the same benefits you enjoy by being a JAN Member. Monetary compensation is also provided.

Opportunities: What additional opportunities might be available?

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