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March 25, 2009

The Shared Health Record – Better than Personal Health Records (PHR)

Filed under: Epic,Medical Home,MyGroupHealth — Tags: , , — Matt Handley @ 6:15 pm

Today’s NEJM has a great piece that makes clear the distinction between a personal health record (PHR) and what we have at Group Health – both patients and clinicians sharing access to a single electronic health record.  I believe that there are considerable advantages to what we have –  it sets us up as the integrator of information on behalf of the patient, rather than require the patient to integrate their information, and it strengthens the relationshoip between the patient and the clinical team.  It does require an accountable integrated care delivery system – but that is always the best approach for value in health care.  This is just another demonstration of that value.

Shared Health Record vs Personal Health Records-nejm

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