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personal health records


September 30, 2015  3:44 PM

Survey: Technology in healthcare not yet meeting patients’ expectations

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Electronic Medical Record, personal health records

A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays or health records from...

March 20, 2014  1:03 PM

Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data privacy, personal health records, quantified self, self-tracking

While the "quantified self" movement is widely written about, who is quantifying what patients actually care about? Three new studies shed light on this trend. Three-quarters of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by...


December 27, 2011  1:19 PM

Issuing patient discharge summary drops odds of hospital readmission

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
hospital readmission, personal health records

Philadelphia-area hospitals participating in a patient readmission study saw a 7% drop in 30-day, same-facility readmissions if they provided a patient discharge summary complete with data pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) system. For the 18 participating hospitals, this amounted to 400...


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...


November 23, 2011  11:06 AM

Improving patient engagement with (good) technology

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
accountable care organizations, medical devices, patient engagement, personal health records

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant In recent weeks, the idea of collaboration has been fresh on the minds of health care leaders. The accountable care organizations (ACO) model, recently discussed at length at the


August 2, 2011  11:24 AM

PHR adoption needs electronic workflows, change in patient behavior

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
google health, personal health records, PHRs and patient engagement

Although the market for personal health record (PHR) services remains weak -- as suggested by the recent demise of Google Health -- a


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


May 3, 2011  12:02 PM

Patients get proactive role using HealthVault Connection Center

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records

Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center is giving flexibility to patients accessing, organizing and storing their medical images in a personal health record (PHR). The Connection Center -- free software that can...


August 23, 2010  1:01 PM

Tiger Team: Apply fair information practices to HIE

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health information exchange, health IT security, personal health records

The federal government should take fair information practices into account when it sets privacy and security policies for health information exchange (HIE). That, at least, is the...


August 9, 2010  9:33 AM

Should patients see all personal health information?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
patient engagement, personal health records

A yearlong experiment to give patients unprecedented access to their personal health information is underway at facilities in three states.

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