Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How secure is the iPHER?
Just like your car keys and your credit cards the most important secuity for your iPHER is you. But the iPHER also comes with an internal security code that prevents duplication or use of your information without the original iPHER being present. Additional security may be purchased in the form of a biometric system (fingerprint) or password protection. In the case of large orders Patient Practitioners can be customized to add additional security measures. The iPHER's design and flexibility was predicated on the perception that each individual wishes to be in charge of their own health and access to that health must be determined by the individual.
- Is the iPHER with Patient Practitioners an EMR?
No the iPHER and Patient Practitioners software is NOT an EMR. An EMR is an Electronic Medical Record used in health care settings and organizations to insure the reliable transfer of information between those stations connected to the system. The iPHER is an individual record of medical information that may be transported between health care settings and organizations and interact with multiple EMR's. The value in an iPHER is it is an individual electronic record that can be transported by the patient between medical facilities. It is not confined to one setting or organization. It does not need an Internet to access its information. Its only requirement is a computer with a Windows? operating system.
- Can the iPHER be customized?
YES. For large orders the iPHER can be customized to imprint a company or organizations name.
- Can Patient Practitioners program be customized?
YES. For large orders screen colors, password protection or company logos may be added to the software.
- Does the Patient Practitioners program connect to my doctor's EMR?
That depends. If your doctor's EMR service has partnered with Patient Practitioners to create the gateway, then yes, your doctor's EMR does connect to Patient Practitioners software. You will have to ask your physician to see if this connection is available. If it is not, contact Patient Practitioners at +18777713472 and we will try to include your doctor in our family of services.
- Do you have to be a health care professional to use the iPHER?
NO. Patient Practitioners was developed so that the average patient could record and maintain their own health records. User friendly screens and help menus targeting those who are not proficient in computers were created by Patient Practitioners to allow the average individual to own their own health.
- Where is Patient Practitioners located?
Patient Practitioners is located in Chipley, Florida with offices in Palm Coast, Florida. It is a domestic USA product, made in the USA.
- How can we back up our information?
Patient Practitioners offers a complete online backup system for all your text records. The first year of backup service comes free with your initial iPHER purchase. Once you have entered your information into the Patient Practitioners program connect your computer to the Internet and then go to Patient Information Input. On the right hand side of the screen there is a button that backs up your information to our secure, delimited servers Follow the instructions after you click the button and your information will be encrypted and sent to our secure server for storage and your use.
- How do I put in my medical history? Do I have to get records from my doctor?
You put in your medical history the way you would put in your regular visits to the doctors office. If he has an EMR link, your doctor can put all his copies of your information in your iPHER with the click of two buttons. BUT, it is not necessary to enter past history. IT IS NECESSARY JUST TO BEGIN. Use the current information that you have when you receive your iPHER. It will soon fill up with relevant medical history as you use it. Keep it current and soon you will have a complete medical history from the time you began the program.