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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....

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....

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....

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....

Linking Medical Librarians and PHRs

Author: Sweet, David A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2009


Medical librarians are a key source of information on healthcare topics. Their role is expanding with the boom in personal health record (PHR) products. In May 2007 Jean Shipman, president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), and Donald Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Me....

Consumer Health Vocabulary Initiative [external link]

Author: University of Utah. Biomedical Informatics Department

Source: External web site

Publication Date: September 05, 2012

This site, part of NLM's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), connects informal, common words and phrases about health to technical terms used by health care professionals. It includes jargon, slang, ambiguous, and misspelled words as used by consumers and health care professionals. Due to its nature, OAC CHV includes concepts that are not represented by other source vocabularies within the Metathesaurus.

Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA

Author: U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Source: Government (U.S.) | U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

Publication Date: July 2016

As more and more health information is digitized with tools like wearables, fitness trackers and even health social media, the need to make sure identifiable health information is private and secure increases. ONC looks at the challenges of protecting this information.

Diffusion and Use of Tethered Personal Health Records in Primary Care

Author: Vydra, Taylor Pressler ; Cuaresma, Edward; Kretovics, Matthew; Bose-Brill, Seuli

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2015


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Background: Personal health records (PHRs) enable patients to access their healthcare information in a secure environment, increasing patient engagement in medical care. PHRs can be tethered to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). Tethered PHRs, also known as....

Managing Patient-provided Information in EHRs

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2010


Ensuring correct and complete patient health information is an ongoing challenge for healthcare organizations. Patient-provided health information can help organizations gain a more complete view of a patient's health, and electronic health records (EHRs) provide multiple tools that allow pati....

Enabling Consumer and Patient Engagement with Health Information - Retired

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

The purpose of this Practice Brief is to understand the relationship between health information management and consumer/patient engagement, and examine how HIM professionals can advance and support engagement. Its focus is on policies and practices that enable the individual’s access to and use of health information.

Family Physician Perceptions of Personal Health Records

Author: Witry, Matthew J.; Doucette, William R.; Daly, Jeanette M.; Levy, Barcey T.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010

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The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine family practice physician and staff views on the benefits of, barriers to, and use of personal health records (PHRs). Four focus groups were conducted at four family medicine practices in Iowa and included a total of 28 pr....

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....

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....

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