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10x05Activeagingalsomeanstakinganactiveroleinmanagingyourhealthcare.Communicatingeectivelywithyourhealthcareprovidersisanessentialelementinreceivinggoodmedicalcare.ACanadiannot-or-proftorganizationcalledx1cPatientDestinyx1dwww.patientdestiny.comistryingtochangethewaywecommunicateaboutourpersonalhealthinormation.AccordingtoKevinJ.LeonardFounderoPatientDestinythereisaninevitableevolutiontakingplaceinhealthcarewhichisrootedintheactthatpatientsarebeginningtodemandimmediateandtimelyaccesstotheirownpersonalhealthinormation.Patientswantthisaccesssotheycanpartnereectivelywithhealthcareprovidersinthemanagementotheirhealthandwellness.TheultimategoaloPatientDestinyisaninormedpatientapersonwhohasalltheappropriateinormationinhandandabletoworkwithinthesystemtoobtainthebesthealthcareservicesandoutcomes.IdeallyYOUsettheagendaandyourmedicalteamwillconsultwithYOUbyprovidingadviceandrecommendationsthatareinyourbestinterests.HowtoConnectwithyourHealthCareProviderBeforeyourappointmentWritedownallyourquestions.PutthemostimportantquestionsfrstHaveyoubeenhospitalizedsinceyourlastappointmentIsobringyourdischargesummaryMakealistoallprescriptionandnon-prescriptionmedicationsover-the-countermedicinesherbalremediesandvitaminsyouaretakingincludingthedosages.OryoucouldputalloyourcurrentmedicationsintoabagandbringthemtoyourappointmentBringalistoallyourallergiesx13particularlytomedicationswithyouIyouthinkthatyoumayhavedifcultyrememberingwhatissaidduringyourappointmentarrangeorariendoramilymembertoaccompanyyou.GetTalkingx13CommunicatingAboutYourHealth