The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record


The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record


The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record is a tool for patient self-management and communication among care team members. It is a personal health record that lets patients organize and store vital health information and then share it with their family, physicians, and others they feel should have access to this information. As a Web-based application that employs user-centered design methodologies, this tool promotes personal responsibility and positively affects patients’ confidence and active participation in their care.

As a way to help foster the availability of such a tool to as many patients as possible, the documentation and code base of the original Web application are available for free to interested health care-related organizations.

In order to access the application document and guide, users will need to first complete an online request form, and then download a ZIP file. Users should note the developer’s warning that implementing this personal health record will require significant technical and non-technical resources (network, software, legal, etc.) on the part of recipients.



Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Health Resources and Services Administration; PeaceHealth; the Foundation for eHealth Initiative


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: July 2008
Last Updated: 02/23/11

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