Managing Your Medical Information Using Microsoft HealthVault

Schedule:

Thursday, August 20, 2015
10:00 - noon
One 2-hour session

Fee:

$25. Register Online

Prerequisites:

This class is for students who understand computer basics, web browsers and password security. Students should create a Microsoft account prior to class if they don't already have one. (You can create one at http://www.microsoft.com/account.) Bring your Microsoft account and password to class. If you have trouble creating an account, arrive to the lab 30 minutes before class starts for assistance.

Description:

This class will help you be prepared for a medical emergency or a routine doctor's visit by teaching you how to manage your medical information using a patient health record system called Microsoft HealthVault. You will learn how to share critical health information, such as allergies and medications, with emergency responders. The course will also cover what mobile applications are available to help you organize and share important medical information, including advance directives, with your doctors.

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Goals:

  • Discuss medical information sharing, security and privacy issues
  • Learn how to track your medications using HealthVault
  • Learn how your phone or tablet can help you access HealthVault during a doctor's visit or hospital stay
  • Learn how to make your health information available to someone in case of a medical emergency
  • Learn how to manage your advance care planning documents, such as your wishes regarding organ donation, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and living will
  • Learn about patient health records and patient portals

If you are interested in putting your health information into HealthVault during class, bring a list of your medications, your health conditions, allergies, and doctor contact information.

Note: Some of the mobile applications discussed in class require a small fee to download.

Instructor:

Julia W.



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