Personal Health Records

Personal Health Records Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Personal health records (PHRs) allow health care consumers to collect and maintain complete, updated health information that is easily accessible and can be shared with caregivers and health care providers. The use of PHRs can increase patients’ engagement in managing their own health care and can enhance provider efficiency, leading to improved quality of care.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that utilized personal health record systems in various ways to improve care.

The featured QualityTools provide resources and tools to assist health care consumers in creating their own personal health records.

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