Personal Health Records

Since keeping track of your own health records is part of the e-patient responsibilities described by Charlie Smith in today’s post, I thought I’d point out a study sent to me by Lorenzo Moreno, an analyst at Mathematica Policy Research.

His team conducted 3 focus groups with people living in medically underserved sections of New Brunswick, NJ, to find out what features they would like to have in a personal health record (PHR). Then they reviewed 21 existing PHRs to see how reality matches up with these consumers’ wishes. Check it out: Personal Health Records: What Do Underserved Consumers Want? (PDF)

– Susannah Fox

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