• At any age...

    Infants through Seniors

    If you're pregnant

    or adopting a baby...

    If you drive and text

    or if a loved one does...

    IF YOU WEAR A HARDHAT

    or are a roofer, or any other hazardous profession...

    If you're allergic

    or have any bothersome condition...

    IF YOU PLAY FOOTBALL

    or ride a horse, or do almost any sport...

    YOU MAY BE SEEING A LOT OF US !

  • NAVIGATING THE CONFUSING MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT

    Save TIME AND MONEY WHILE GETTING MORE ACCURATE TREATMENT

    Every time you go to a doctor, Emergency room, or test facility....

    you have to fill in the same forms time after time. PHR-Rescue simplifies all that! Enter your health data one time. You only need come back to edit changes (like a new prescription.) You enter your data only once and the program will re-organize, de-personalize, and deliver a complete, identity-theft-proof history.

    By taking
    pro-active
    control of your health history, you save time and money. You make sure that your medical team is all on the same page, increasing the accuracy of your medical treatment.

     

  • WHY PHR?

    PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS

    We are in the middle of a healthcare revolution. For most of us, health records are hand-written and stored on each individual doctors' shelf. In case of emergency, it may take days to gather records from the primary care doctor as well as from specialists and test facilities.

    Vital information may come too late. Today, medical records are gradually being converted into digital form. The U.S. Government offers doctors a stipend to do so, but the process is moving very slowly. Doctors who already have electronic records don't want to convert to another system. Those who keep hand-written or typed records are not eager to face the daunting job of computerizing vast amounts of medical records.

  • OUR TEAM

    A few of our active management team members

    Newt Malerman

    BFA, BS in ED

    Newt is a prize winning sculptor. He is also the inventor and developer of the PHR-Rescue system.

    How did a sculptor qualify for this job? Fifteen years ago, Newt was diagnosed with Prostate cancer, and in the ensuing several years had a total of seven serious stays in the hospital. He carefully observed the often chaotic health system and wrote a widely quoted book about it, "The Prostate Health Workbook."

     

    Newt wanted to call it "How To Get Out of the Hospital Alive" but his editor thought it was too flip. Doctors suggested that the advice given in that book was helpful to anyone navigating the health system, not just cancer patients.

    Newt followed their suggestions and "The Hospital Survivors' Workbook" was born.

    Both books are on sale in many bookstores including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The PHR-Rescue program incorporates the advice given in the workbooks, but updated and made more accessible in digital format.


    We believe that it is the only patient-centric program that uses multiple safeguards to thwart identity theft.

     

     

    Joseph Carchedi, MD

    V.P.Medical Implementation

    Dr. Carchedi is a board certified physician who holds medical degrees in both the United States and Europe.

    He began his career as a physician in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He later provided medical support for the cycling team of Lance Armstrong, adding Sports Medicine to his specialties. An avid cyclist, he was on the medical staff for the professional cycling Tour of China and the Tour DuPont.

    Dr. Carchedi has over 20 years of clinical experience in the emergency room, and now specializes in Executive Health and Functional Medicine He combines aspects of traditional and functional medicine to maximize their performance and health. Dr. Carchedi has lectured in the United States and Italy on the role nutrition plays in stress management and corporate decision-making. He is a consultant for Novartis, Italy, C.E.O. of the Vita Nova Group, Inc. and is the founder of the Blue Bell Wellness Institute.

    DEBORAH SHAIN

    LCSW, BCD, Advisory Board

    Psychotherapist, educator, and author, Deborah earned her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, where she became a faculty member. At Drexel University Medical School, she teaches Sex Therapy to psychiatry residents. As a professor at Cabrini College, she taught Crisis Intervention and Group Dynamics.

    She has done extensive research in intergenerational family relations, remarriage issues, family communication skills, personality theory, and sex therapy. At the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, she was a therapist providing direct family service, was the supervisor of the Walk-In Service for Older Adults, and served as the Director of Family Life Education.

     

    Distinguished an innovator by her workshops and publications. An independent consultant to medical schools in the U.S.A., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada,she teaches MDs and physicians-in-training to communicate effectively with their patients. She authored two education books,"Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students," and "Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style." Her books are sold in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

    In her private practice as a psychotherapist, she specializes in relationship therapy and individual treatment of adults and adolescents seeking insight regarding their behavior and interactions with their families. Deborah Shain is chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, and is a Diplomate of The American Psychological Association."

    DAN STEIN

    CRNP, MSN, RN, Technical Advisor

    Dan Stein is a retired Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has worked in community medicine since the early 70’s.

    He spent the bulk of his nursing career caring for children, and trained in a variety of modalities, always working to bring humane health care practices to his patients and their families. A long-time hospice volunteer, Dan has a particular interest in palliative and end-of-life care.

    He currently serves on the board of the PA DelVal Chapter of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association as the head of website and communications.Dan received his undergraduate degree from Widener University and his MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dan has run Digital Software Solutions, a Computer Consulting and FileMaker application company, for the last 19 years. He is a certified FileMaker developer and an active member of the FileMaker community. An avid organic gardener and cook, Dan is committed to ensuring that information about health and health care options is easily available and accessible to people from all backgrounds.

    DANA GREENE

    BA, RN, Advisory Board

    Dana earned B.A. in Biological Psychology, and her R.N. with emphasis on women's health issues, including all aspects of patient care in labor and delivery, Antepartum, Nursery and Postpartum. She is certified in massage therapy, and emergency medicine.

    She is universally loved by her patients and collegues alike for her proven compassionate care. Fluent in Italian, she served as an Independent Therapist in Umbertide, Italy.

    In the past, she has delivered patient care for chronic-care issues, including AIDS, wound care, ventilators, and diabetes. She is recognized too for creating a widely used diabetic injection teaching tool.

    Ms. Greene is pleased to vet the "Health Quest" questionnaires, and reviews all aspects of our medical tips, forms, and checklists.

    ELAINE COHEN

    V.P. of Operations

    Elaine worked for a technical book publisher selling hardware and software information to IT managers. She formed a company with 2 partners providing sales and IT software support for high tech companies.

    She was indefatigable in heading our extensive beta testing efforts and vets our extensive website content. She has shaped a lot of the structure that has changed PHR-Rescue, and is credited with making our content more easily understood, and at the same time, more secure.

    In her free time, she helps administer the Wissahickon Dance Academy. She is also a member of the board of International Ballet Exchange.

  • -----PHR-Rescue Stories and Videos-----

    Newts' Story

    After a childhood with no problems other than a tonsillectomy, I suddenly was subjected to seven hospital stays within a handful of years. I found that navigating the health community was hectic at best and dangerous at worst.

     

    As an artist, I was trained to be a careful observer and as and as a businessman, I constantly sought answers to arising problems.

     

    I had amassed many stratagems for getting safe, efficient, and comfortable healthcare. I put them into two published books, which have been widely quoted.

    A doctor friend stated, "No one in the hospital is going to run out to buy your hospital survivors' book, and anyone NOT in the hospital wants to even THINK about going in." He challenged me to innovate a way to make the ideas in the books more accessible.

     

    PHR-Rescue is the result of four year's work to refine the common-sense tactics in those books. The response of the medical community has been particularly wonderful, They have supplied support, both by their generous input and by becoming shareholders in this revolutionary program.

  • Dr, Carchedi's Story

    Dr, Joe is a bike racer and a marathon runner. Here he tells of his big crash.

  • PHR LIFE SERVICES

    A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FOR LESS THAN ONE CUP OF COFFEE

    1

    SUBSCRIBE

    Click the subscribe button.

    You'll be taken to the secure signup site. Registration is a one-time charge of $4.95

    2

    Pay Online

    Pay with credit, debit, or PayPal. We don't see your information. Your fee of $1.95 per month is automatically renewed until you cancel.

    3

    Enjoy amazing content

    Forms, news, and helpful advice you won't get anywhere else. (See next section below.)

  • SUBSCRIBE

    MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FOR LESS THAN ONE CUP OF COFFEE

  • WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE

    Delivered Several times each month through our virtual private network

    Upon subscribing, you will receive a link to your own PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD (value $250.) This comprehensive document is stripped of identifiers and is sent to you via our encrypted Virtual Private Network. This record is only available from PHR-Rescue through this website. Each month thereafter, you will receive other health-oriented tools and documents. These include the following:

     

    A "Living Will" generator. You can have a lawyer draft a health directive for you for $150 to $500. Our tool will take your individual preferences and reformat them into a document that will do the job for you as part of your subscription.

     

    • A "Body Mass Index" tool. Enter your weight and height to compute your body mass ratio and a short explanation of what that number means healthwise.

     

    A "Pre-Checkup Checklist." Before your next medical checkup, using this form will save you time and focus your session for the best results.

     

    "Vitals Record Forms." If you have blood sugar issues or have fluctuating blood pressure results, our forms will keep tabs of just what's going on for you.

     

    • One of our December offerings will give you doctors' advice on "How to Handle a Hangover." Holidays can be healthy as well as fun. We'll offer suggestions.

     

    • Worksheet "How to Find an Excellent Doctor." Don't just put your life in just anyones' hands. There are methods to ensure that you get the cream of the crop.

     

    Worksheet to find a "Superior Hospital." What to look for and find in a hospital facility. Bigger is not necessarily better. We'll help you research before you need to choose.

     

    "Who Are All These People Anyway?" Do you know the difference between a Practical Nurse, a Registered Nurse, and a Nurse Practitioner? You'll see more of your nurses than you will see of your doctors. Be a savvy consumer and know just what you are paying for.

     

    "Supplementary Therapies" Which ones might help you stay healthy and will make you feel better? We tell you how to investigate these therapies and what they do.

     

    A list of the 'ists' and what they do for you. Don't pay for an Otorhinolaryngologist if you need a Pulmonologist or a Rheumatologist.

     

    • Unlimited access to your Personal Health History •••• AND SO MUCH MORE.

     

  • WHO BENEFITS FROM PHR?

    Find the category that best fits you, and click the button to read the many ways

    a Personal Health History will benefit you

    Keep all your medical team on the same page.

    First encounters in less than half the time

    Connectivity without huge costs

    Catch contra-indications, avoid unnecessary tests and treatments

    Interconnect with all of your clients' practitioners

    Relieve your patient from the anxiety of trying to remember health data

    Provide a public service and put your name in mind multiple times each day

  • PATIENTS BENEFIT

    Save time and money while getting better care.

     

    • SAVE TIME Every doctor, testing site and hospital you go to require filling out a similar medical history. With PHR-Rescue, all of that information and more is organized and ready for instant print-out.

     

    • COACH YOUR HEALTH TEAM If you use more than one medical facility, it is rare that they can access your records at the other practices. This presents a possible danger to your health. With PHR-Rescue, you coordinate your entire healthcare and make sure that your team is all on the same page.

     

    • AVOID DIRE MISTAKES Can you remember the name of your new prescription and it's strength? Do you remember your doctors' phone number and address? Your PHR-Rescue drive enables you to quickly and accurately enter or change your medical history as your circumstances change. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated prescriptions.

     

    • INSURE PRIVACY YOU control who sees your records. They are not up in a "cloud" somewhere where employers, insurance companies, and salespeople might get to them. Even if you lose your PHR-drive, there is nothing in your medical history that would be saleable to an identity thief. If you are now using one of the "free" PHR systems, you will notice a sharp drop in health-related spam when you switch to PHR-Rescue.

     

    • SAVE MONEY By keeping each medical facility informed of all the services supplied to you, PHR-Rescue helps to cut down unnecessary visits, tests, and procedures. This reduces your co-pays and time spent while increasing the accuracy of your treatment. For less money than it costs for a movie and snack, you can take pro-active control of your health care!

  • PRACTITIONERS BENEFIT

    SAVE TIME AND MONEY, INCREASE ENGAGEMENT, IMPROVE ACCURACY

     

     • SAVE TIME  Instead of relying on a patients' (sometimes faulty) memory, you can quickly retrieve a graphic history, prescriptions being taken, previous conditions and current systemic problems. This system helps you to deliver more accurate medical care in a considerably shorter period of time than with a patient interview.

     

     

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY You are privy to the results of tests and medical data from other facilities. Even if they are using EHR systems different and discrete from the system you use, you can view and print out useful information from any computer with a standard USB slot. This relieves you of the burden of tracking your patients' progress through complex and varied health encounters. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated treatments and prescriptions.

     

    • AVOID DIRE MISTAKES Patients frequently can't remember the name of their new prescription and it's strength. Your PHR-Rescue drive enables you to quickly and accurately alert you to their medical history as their circumstances change. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated quickly and accurately enter or change your medical history as your circumstances change. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated prescriptions.

     

    • INCREASE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Patients using PHR-Rescue are empowered to keep their own electronic records. system. They are more likely to prepare for encounters in advance. This facilitates your compliance with "Meaningful Use" standards.

     

    • PRIVACY COMPLIANCE Because the patient controls the access to his or her records, PHR-Rescue automatically complies with the HIPAA privacy standards. Subscribers to PHR-Rescue Life Services are further protected by our redundant and complex tiered privacy mechanisms.

     

    • SAVE MONEY PHR-Rescue saves the time and inaccuracies that are intrinsic to the medical interview. The modest cost of the Rescue program is borne by the patient. Medical facilities that prefer to provide PHR-Rescue to their patients at a discount are invited to inquire about our professional sales program that can provide a substantial additional income stream to their practice.

  • Hospitals & CLINICS BENEFIT

    SAVE TIME AND MONEY, INCREASE ENGAGEMENT, IMPROVE ACCURACY

     

    • SAVE TIME Instead if relying on a patients (sometimes faulty) memory, you can quickly review a graphic medical history. This is delivered in a significantly shorter period of time than a question/response model. Clinicians quickly see prescriptions being taken, allergies, emergency contacts, insurers, and systemic problems, among other details. Whether for an initial interview, or an emergency where patient communication is problematical, access is swift and accurate.

     

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY You are privy to the test records, practitioner notes, and medical data from other facilities even if they are using EHR systems different and discrete from the one you use. This relieves you of the burden of tracking your patients' progress through complex and varied health encounters. This is a life saver especially in instances of chronic conditions like Diabetes and Cardiac problems.

     

    • INCREASE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Patients using PHR-Rescue will want to access your electronic records systems in order to keep their records up to date. This imperative assures your compliance with "Meaningful Use" standards.

     

    • PRIVACY FULFILLMENT Because the patient controls the access to his or her own records, PHR-Rescue already complies with the rules and intent of privacy initiatives. Subscribers to PHR-Rescue Life Services are further protected by our privacy practices.

     

    • SAVE MONEY PHR-Rescue saves the time and inaccuracies that are intrinsic risks in the medical interview. The modest cost for the program is bourne by the patient. Medical facilities that prefer to provide PHR-Rescue to their patients at low cost are invited to inquire about our flexible professional programs. Such programs can provide a substantial additional income stream while providing a courtesy discount to the recommended us

  • LARGE ORGANIZATIONS BENEFIT

    CUT DOWN ON LOST TIME AND SAVE INSURANCE COSTS

     

    • SAVE LOST TIME AND SAVE MONEY Many organizations are proving that supplying personal health records helps to cut down on lost time. Use of these technologies reduces the use of medical providers, resulting in less costly insurance.

     

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY PHR-Rescue removes the burden of tracking your insureds' progress through complex and varied health encounters. This is a life saver especially in instances of chronic conditions like Diabetes and Cardiac problems.

     

    • PRIVACY FULFILLMENT Because the patient controls the access to his or her own records, PHR-Rescue already complies with the rules and intent of privacy initiatives. Subscribers to PHR-Rescue Life Services are further protected by our redundant privacy practices.

     

    • SAVE MONEY PHR-Rescue saves the time and inaccuracies that are intrinsic risks in the medical interview. The modest cost for the program is bourne by the insured. Large companies that provide PHR-Rescue to their patients are invited to inquire about our flexible discount programs. Such usage sets the company as an entity that cares for its' workers.

  • INSURERS BENEFIT

    SAVE TIME AND MONEY, PROMOTE HEALTH PRACTICES, AVOID REDUNDANT TREATMENTS

     

    • SAVE TIME Instead of relying on a patients' (sometimes faulty) memory, providers can quickly retrieve a graphic medical history with extensive notes that delineate prescriptions being taken, previous conditions and current systemic problems. This helps doctors to deliver more accurate medical care in a shorter period of time than with a patient encounter.

     

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY Providers are privy to the results of tests and medical data from other facilities. They can view and print out useful information from any computer with a standard USB slot. This relieves them of the burden of tracking a patients' progress through complex and varied health encounters. In an emergency, it calls attention to allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated treatments and prescriptions.

     

    • AVOID DIRE MISTAKES Patients frequently can't remember the name of their new prescription and it's strength. The PHR-Rescue drive serves to alert medical staff to a complete medical history. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated prescriptions. Above all, it eliminates test and procedure redundancy even when the patient is unresponsive.

     

    • PRIVACY FULFILLMENT Because the patient controls the access to his or her own records, PHR-Rescue already complies with the rules and intent of privacy initiatives. Subscribers to PHR-Rescue Life Services are further protected by our privacy practices.

     

    • SAVE MONEY PHR-Rescue saves the time and inaccuracies that are intrinsic to the medical interview. Contrasted to similar "cloud based" programs, the modest cost of the Rescue program is bourne by the patient.

     

    • INCREASE VISIBILITY Insurers that choose to provide PHR-Rescue to their members are invited to inquire about our professional discount program that competes with traditional advertising and provides frequent exposure at every instance of medical usage.

  • Social services BENEFIT

    SAVE TIME AND MONEY, PROMOTE HEALTH PRACTICES, AVOID REDUNDANT TREATMENTS

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY In many social services situations, the client may be served with a different provider at each visit. With PHR-Rescue, you are privy to the results of tests and data from other providers. Even if they are using EHR systems different and discrete from the system you use, you can view and print out useful information. This relieves you of the burden of tracking your clients' progress through complex and varied encounters. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated treatments and prescriptions.

     

    • SAVE TIME Instead of relying on a clients' (sometimes faulty) memory, you can quickly retrieve a graphic medical history with notes that delineate prescriptions being taken, previous conditions and current systemic problems. This helps you to deliver more accurate advice in a considerably shorter period of time than with a client interview alone.

     

    • PRIVACY COMPLIANCE Because the patient controls the access to their records, PHR-Rescue automatically complies with the HIPAA privacy standards. Subscribers to PHR-Rescue Internet Services are further protected by our complex tiered privacy practices.

     

    • AVOID DIRE MISTAKES Clients frequently can't remember the name of their new prescription and it's strength. A PHR-Rescue drive enables quick and accurate review of their medical history as their circumstances change. In an emergency, it lists allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated prescriptions.

     

    • INCREASE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Clients using PHR-Rescue access and download test results without intervention from you. This facilitates "Meaningful Use" standards and informs your workers of complex treatments that have takemplace with this client.

      

    • SAVE MONEY PHR-Rescue saves the time and inaccuracies that are intrinsic to the medical interview. The modest cost of the Rescue program is bourne by the patient. Social service facilities that prefer to provide PHR-Rescue to their members are invited to inquire about our professional discount program that competes with traditional advertising and provides frequent exposure at every instance of medical usage.

     

  • CAREGIVERS BENEFIT

    SAVE TIME AND MONEY, PROMOTE HEALTH PRACTICES, AVOID REDUNDANT TREATMENTS

    • IMPROVE ACCURACY Many patients under care are panicked when faced with new medical providers. They frequently have problems remembering the name and dosage of a new prescription, or the name and phone number of a medical provider. With PHR-Rescue, you can guide your patient to list all of the particulars of his or her medical history. This is done in the no-pressure confines of the patients' home. This relieves you of the burden of tracking your clients' progress through complex and varied encounters. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated treatments and prescriptions. Most of all, it relieves the patient of anxiety at every medical encounter.

     

    • SAVE TIME At every appointment, the patient is faced with filling out a medical history. Instead of relying on a clients' (sometimes faulty) memory, you can quickly retrieve a graphic medical history with extensive notes that highlight prescriptions being taken, previous conditions and current systemic problems. This enables you to deliver more accurate medical data on your patient.

     

    • AVOID DIRE MISTAKES Your PHR-Rescue drive enables you to quickly and accurately alert your patients' providers to their medical history as their circumstances change. In an emergency, it calls attention to important allergies and conditions. It reduces the risk of drug interactions from contra-indicated prescriptions.

     

    • PRIVACY COMPLIANCE You control who sees your patients'records. They are not up in a "cloud" somewhere where employers, insurance companies, and salespeople might get to them. Even if your patient loses the PHR-drive, there is nothing in the medical history that would be saleable to an identity thief. You will notice a sharp drop in health-related spam when you switch to PHR-Rescue.

     

    • SAVE MONEY By keeping each medical facility informed of all the services supplied to your patient, PHR-Rescue helps to cut down unnecessary visits, tests, and procedures. This reduces co-pays and time spent while increasing the accuracy of treatment. For less money than it costs for a cup of coffee each month, you can take pro-active control of your patients' health data!

     

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