It’s Time to Make Waves!

Welcome to the movement…the movement to change the way our health data is stored and shared. Like water, your data is everywhere, but it is currently kept out of our hands. It’s in separate, unconnected, systems that are held by each of our individual healthcare providers. It is OUR data and it should be in OUR hands in service to OUR health!

One thing we know for sure is that we need water to survive. Your data is no different. When your providers have access to your complete health history, they can make the best decisions for your overall care. When you own your data, you can know exactly what is going on with your body and finally be in control! Are you tired of the stagnation that is keeping you from controlling your data and owning your health? It’s time to make waves in the healthcare industry!

Join our group of #wavemakers, and share your #myEHRstory, to help change the tides of data sharing in healthcare. Together, we can enact the change needed to redirect the flow of data that is already out there.

Why should you own your data?

When you own your data, that means you choose who has access to that data when and for how long. Not only are you more informed about what’s going on with your health, but your spectrum of providers is more informed.

Health data ownership means more educated healthcare choices, better decisions, and ultimately greater quality of life. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make some waves!

What can you do?

With the #myEHRstory movement, we are asking you to be a #wavemaker with us and demand change. It is time the healthcare and technology companies truly make patient safety the top priority, and that begins with allowing patients to own their data.

Your personal stories are what push the conversation forward and inspire action. Share your stories today by using the hashtag #myEHRstory on social media and you could be featured on our feed!

What are we doing at EHR Data?

At EHR Data, we care about people, plain and simple. That is why patient safety is the driving force behind everything we do. Like you, we have loved ones navigating an increasingly complex world of healthcare where efficient record sharing is not the norm. Technology in healthcare should be a leading force and not an afterthought. Our goal is to facilitate the delivery of better health outcomes for every single person.  

As a team of healthcare and technology professionals who are fed up with the status quo, we seek to change the way healthcare is approached by introducing the first data platform that places the control and ownership in the patient’s hands. When there is one access point for all your healthcare data your providers, pharmacists, clinical researchers, and public health officials can make better, more informed decisions on your behalf. To receive the best care, you need the whole picture in real time and immediately accessible by YOU.  If it’s not good for the patient, it’s not good for us.     

Browse around our site to learn more about EHR Data!

Share your experiences!

Share a short video, or photo with a caption, that describes a time when you or a loved one encountered an issue with the following:

  • Retrieving your health records or similar information from a doctor’s office, hospital, pharmacy, clinic, etc.
  • A break in communication between providers or healthcare facilities that caused a negative effect on the care you or a loved one received

If you had access to all of your healthcare information in one digital location, how would it have helped mitigate the problem? How could it help moving forward?

Don’t forget to include the hashtags #myEHRstory, #EHRData, and #wavemaker for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Helpful Tips:

  • Don’t use specific names for medical offices, hospitals, doctors, etc. (We don’t want any beef!)
  • Try to keep video submissions under 5 minutes
  • Make your video in a place where there is good lighting. The light source should be in front of you.
  • If you choose to send a photo with a caption, please keep caption under 400 words.

If you do not wish to share your story online, there are several other ways you can help change the tides on data sharing:

  • Spread the message of patient data ownership
  • Spark the conversation with friends, family, coworkers, and your healthcare providers

Start questioning the system. “How can I get my data today?” “Why is it like this?” “How can it be made easier?”

It’s Time to Make Waves!

Welcome to the movement that seeks to change the way our health data is stored and shared. Like water, your data is everywhere, but currently it’s kept out of our hands. It is our data, and it should be in our hands in service to our health!

One thing we know for sure is that we need water to survive. Your data is no different. When providers have access to your complete health history, they can make the best decisions for your care.

Join our group of #wavemakers, and share your #myEHRstory, to help change the tides of data sharing in healthcare. Together, we can enact the change needed to redirect the flow of data that is already out there.

Why should you own your data?

Health data ownership means more educated healthcare choices, better decisions, and ultimately greater quality of life. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make some waves!

What can you do?

With the #myEHRstory movement, we are asking you to be a #wavemaker with us and demand change. It is time the healthcare and technology companies truly make patient safety the top priority.

Your personal stories are what push the conversation forward and inspire action. Share your stories by using the hashtag #myEHRstory on social media and you could be featured on our feed!

What are we doing at EHR Data?

At EHR Data, we care about people, plain and simple. That is why patient safety is the driving force behind everything we do. Like you, we have loved ones navigating an increasingly complex world of healthcare where efficient record sharing is not the norm.

We seek to change the way healthcare is approached by introducing the first data platform that places the control and ownership in the patient’s hands. To receive the best care, you need the whole picture in real time and immediately accessible by YOU.  If it’s not good for the patient, it’s not good for us.

Share your experiences!

Share a short video, or photo with a caption, that describes a time when you or a loved one encountered an issue with the following:

  • Retrieving your health records or similar information from a doctor’s office, hospital, pharmacy, clinic, etc.
  • A break in communication between providers or healthcare facilities that caused a negative effect on the care you or a loved one received

If you had access to all of your healthcare information in one digital location, how would it have helped mitigate the problem? How could it help moving forward?

Don’t forget to include the hashtags #myEHRstory, #EHRData, and #wavemaker for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Helpful Tips:

  • Don’t use specific names for medical offices, hospitals, doctors, etc. (We don’t want any beef!)
  • Try to keep video submissions under 5 minutes
  • Make your video in a place where there is good lighting. The light source should be in front of you.
  • If you choose to send a photo with a caption, please keep caption under 400 words.

If you do not wish to share your story online, there are several other ways you can help change the tides on data sharing:

  • Spread the message of patient data ownership
  • Spark the conversation with friends, family, coworkers, and your healthcare providers

Start questioning the system. “How can I get my data today?” “Why is it like this?” “How can it be made easier?”

Want to show your support for the movement?

Download this ZIP file of logos and social media posts!

#myEHRstory Submissions From Our Team

Tracy Hill

Tracy discusses how a lack in communication created a devastating problem for her mother while on chemotherapy.

Alison Langford

Alison talks about how a past medication allergy could still haunt her today due to a lack of access to information.

Keri Ward

Keri recalls a story from her mother’s medical history and describes the difficulty of trying to stay on top of her elderly parents’ healthcare from long distance.

What is an EHR?

An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. (Read more)

Getting Access to Your Data

• Your medical records (www.hhs.gov)

How to Get Copies of Your Medical Records (www.verywellhealth.com)

• Patient Access Information for Individuals (www.healthit.gov)

Know your rights

• Get it. Check it. Use it. (www.hhs.gov)

• Your Health Information, Your Rights (Video)