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July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...

May 3, 2013  2:41 PM

Patients should validate personal health records for data integrity

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Patients who question and validate their own health data can help improve data integrity, according to a report in this month's Journal of AHIMA. Data integrity is an ongoing...

August 8, 2012  2:09 PM

New AHRQ paper on PHRs offers some sound EHR implementation advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, phr, preventive care

Despite efforts in Congress to defund the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, it's business as usual for the health care research clearinghouse. Its latest...

July 13, 2012  11:04 AM

For me, it wasn’t straightforward joining Walking Gallery

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, patient advocacy, phr, Regina Holliday

I've been marked by patient advocate Regina Holliday. It is truly an honor and a privilege to wear one of her painted jackets when coursing through the world of health IT conferences. And way better than a tattoo. She...

January 9, 2012  3:19 PM

PHR services not dead yet, think they’ll go for a walk now

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
iTriage, Microsoft HealthVault, phr

A couple weeks ago, a certain editor proclaimed that personal health record (PHR) services ranked among the health IT trends not to watch in 2012, largely because...

January 3, 2012  1:15 PM

PHR adoption efforts must involve physicians as well as patients

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant

The heightened push for meaningful use compliance that the health care industry is expecting in 2012 will, of course, involve electronic health records.

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December 6, 2011  11:28 AM

Transmission of referrals, summary records highlight Direct Project update

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Direct Project, health information exchange, HIE, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, phr

From referrals to personal health records, health information exchange initiatives through the Direct Project were in the spotlight during a recent National eHealth Collaborative...

June 29, 2011  11:45 AM

Google Health, code blue. What’s next in PHR space?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
google health, halamka, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, phr

In officially announcing it would pull the plug on its Google Health personal health record (PHR) last week, Internet giant Google pulled a Cee Lo, saying

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June 27, 2011  11:49 AM

Google Health shutting down at end of year

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
google health, Microsoft HealthVault, patient engagement, phr

An ailing Google Health will finally be put to sleep. Google Inc. announced Friday that its personal health record (PHR) service will be retired on Jan. 1, 2012, with data available for...

June 23, 2011  12:18 PM

Linking consumer health information to EHRs and PHRs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, Meaningful use, mHealth, phr

Last summer, the IT folks at unveiled a general app store for citizens that included several free mobile health care apps, including...

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