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Smart Cards May Make Security a Non-Issue

Author: Deike, Karen

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000


Smart cards have long held enormous potential for governments in managing healthcare information and delivering benefits to clients with more efficiency, less fraud, and greater customer satisfaction. But critical to gaining acceptance of the cards is the ability to assure clients that the in....

Envisioning the Personal Medical Record

Author: Odom-Wesley, Barbara

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


Increasingly, patients are becoming interested in maintaining their own personal health records. What should these records contain? A panel of experts offers their recommendations.
When was the last time you or a member of your family moved, changed doctors, or saw a specia....

Getting More Personal

Author: Hagland, Mark

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001


Personal health records online are flourishing, but every setup is different. Here’s a look at how organizations and patients are managing personal health records.
Last spring Eugene Ernest “Ernie” Somera found out that he had elevated blood sugars, a sign that he was slid....

Data Synch: Aligning US Data Exchange Initiatives

Author: Mon, Donald T.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2004


A number of health information infrastructure, electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR), and health-care data exchange initiatives are happening all around the world. As is common in healthcare, these initiatives are being implemented independently of each other and are in....

PHR (Personal Health Record) in the City: a New HIM Role

Author: Wolter, Julie

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004


"After my mother died, my mentally handicapped sister came to live with us," said Jim, a 45-year-old father of three. "Jenny has multiple health problems and her care was overwhelming at first." Jim's mother had died suddenly leaving little information about the care Jenny needed. "We sorted t....

PHR Effect

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2005



As part of the Markle and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Connecting for Health collaborative, a working group on policies for electronic information sharing between doctors and patients was formed. The working group comprised 25 industry leaders, including AHIMA former past president Barb....

Power of Patient Access

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2005


As health information moves online, a debate has developed about whether patient access to medical information improves outcomes and patient satisfaction. Two recent studies indicate that patient access can both boost satisfaction and empower patients to take greater control of their healthcar....

Practice Toolkit: Occupational Health

Author: Jacobs, Ellen B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2005


Much has been written about the benefits of the personal health record (PHR) for patients, providers, and the public. However, employers have received less attention in the PHR literature. Employers have a great interest in keeping their employees healthy. Healthy employees cost less to insure....

Image Marketing: Putting a Face on HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2005


A new fall television season has begun, and it's filled with the usual fearless crime investigators, efficient emergency room doctors, and gritty defense lawyers. But HIM flies under the public's radar and in many respects is harder to define than "finds the bad guys," "saves lives" or "defends....

HIM Service with a Smile

Author: Goethals, Colleen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2005


As HIM professionals we encourage consumers to maintain personal health records. Are we ready to help them do it? Here’s a quick refresher on good customer service in the HIM department.
AHIMA’s Consumer Education Campaign encourages consumers to create and maintain their own....

Greater Urgency, Sharper Focus for PHRs

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2005


Through its request for information, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) showed that it was exploring how its extensive claims and benefits data could be of value to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and how, as the single largest healthcare purchaser in the US, it could he....

Helping Consumers Manage Their PHRs

Author: Smith, Clarice Pittillo

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2006


Personal health records (PHRs) are a primary piece of the growing consumer empowerment movement in healthcare. Many consumers already maintain paper copies of their medical information in personal files at home. But as more of their information becomes digital in their providers' offices, the....

myHealthFolders

Author: Peterson, Ron

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2006


Everyone has encountered situations where they are asked questions about their health history. In emergency situations, individuals will be asked a series of rapid-fire questions: “What medications are you taking? What dosages? Are you allergic to any medications? Are you being treated....

Piecing together the PHR

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2007


What health information is most useful to consumers? That’s a question only consumers can answer, one by one.
The personal health record, or PHR, might lack a common definition, a common data set, a common format, and a short list of sponsors. But it has one thing i....

Patient-centered Design: the Potential of User-centered Design in Personal Health Records

Author: Rodriguez, Margarita Morales; Casper, Gail; Brennan, Patricia Flatley

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2007


Engaging consumers in the design and evaluation of personal health records helps develop tools they’ll use.
Consumers have available to them a wide range of personal health information management tools, often called personal health records or PHRs. The variety and quality of inf....

Health Record Banking: an Emerging PHR Model

Author: Wolter, Julie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2007



Many patients have their personal health information scattered across various practitioners and settings. Personal health records (PHRs) can help patients keep track of all their medical information. There are many different PHR products and models available today.


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New PHR Campaign Announced for 2008

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


At a press conference AHIMA announced an expanded public awareness campaign to promote personal health record (PHR) awareness. Titled “It’s HI Time, America!” the campaign will promote four components essential to a comprehensive health record: high technology, high quality, high security, and....

Talking Points: Personal Health Records (PHRs)

Author: AHIMA Work Group

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


What is the difference between personal health information and a personal health record?

Personal health information is any and all of the data that relates to an individual’s health; while a personal health record is the organized collection of that information maintained in suc....

ACE Member Shares Her Passion for HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2008

The personal health record is Julie Wolter's self-described passion. It's a passion she hopes to share with other HIM professionals around the country in the coming months as a member of the AHIMA Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE).

PHRs—The Hook to Engage and Inform Consumers?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2008


The Internet, cell phones, and other technologies have forever changed how we communicate and gain access to information. We manage and track our finances and medical and other benefits online. Some are even fortunate enough to be able to communicate with their physicians through secure e-mail....

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