Originally Posted by donheff
+1 I keep copies of credit cards. licenses, and passports online but I hadn't thought of health records. Not sure I have any that would be worth posting. Do you people only post records if they have critical info or do you post routine stuff like your most recent (nothing to see here) lab results?
Yeah, I just keep things stored that are important somehow. For instance, in Colombia last year as part of my physical I got a blood and urine test, and they measured maybe 50 different things. So I have pictures of it stored. I store my eye prescription this way.
And then I keep a record of my receipts which is for long term HSA expense tracking.
For things like MRI's, many hospitals in Asia will provide these to you on a DVD.
I see two important points there.
1) Know what records are actually useful and then make it clear that you want them. Store them in a portable way with backups.
2) Intuitively understand your physical conditions and prescriptions and reasons for them. I doubt most physicians ever give more than a cursory glance at old medical records.