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3 Life Events When You NEED Your Child’s Health Records on Hand

Jennifer Blumenthal - CEO of OneRecord
Jennifer Blumenthal
CEO
Nov 09, 2020

You’re a parent who’s always prepared: you know which vegetables your child will eat and which they can’t stand, so you always have the right healthy snack around. You know which movies they’ll think are funny and which they’ll be too scared of, so you know what to recommend to the babysitter. You even know exactly where they left their backpack when they ran in the backdoor this afternoon (pro tip: it’s always on the floor right next to their shoes).

Another way you can be prepared? Have your child’s health records on hand. This is simple with OneRecord because you can store and access all of your family’s health information on the OneRecord website or mobile app. While it can be helpful to have your child’s health records accessible all the time, here are 3 life events when you need them on hand. 

School activities, traveling abroad, or summer camp

It’s likely that any group sport or activity will require you to submit some of your child’s health information. They will usually ask for immunization records to ensure that your child and the other children are protected from infectious diseases, many of which are easily contained by standard immunizations. This is the same for traveling abroad: certain diseases are more common in different parts of the world or your child could be bringing germs elsewhere, so you have to prove that your child has received the appropriate immunizations. For summer camp and other sleepaway activities, you must also have documentation of any allergies or medication information. It’s simple to share this information when you need to and even simpler when it’s consolidated and organized with tools like OneRecord

Going to a new doctor or specialist

If you move cities, change insurance policies, require a specialist, or simply switch doctors, you’ll need to give your child’s health records to your new care provider. Since many health records are digital these days, you can usually have these records transferred between offices. However, you can streamline the process by having the records yourself. Without the hassle of requesting records from one doctor’s office and sending them to a different doctor’s office, you are making your family’s healthcare more efficient. Additionally, you are ensuring that your child is receiving the best possible care since you are providing your doctors with all of the information they need to make the best decision for your child’s care. 

Emergencies

You are the advocate for your child’s health. In an emergency, you must be able to tell healthcare providers any relevant information regarding your child’s health. Emergencies are stressful and overwhelming, so it’s important to be proactive in preparing for them. You can have all of your child’s health records ready when you need them with OneRecord. That way, in an emergency, you don’t have to scramble to find records of any past procedures or medication dosages. You also don’t have to burden yourself by trying to remember all of that information. You can simply get your phone or pull up the OneRecord website to easily find your child’s health records. OneRecord is there for you, so you can be there for your child’s health. 

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