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Southampton launches My Health Record. 20 September 2012 Lyn Whitfield Southampton General Hospital University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has become the first acute trust to launch a personal health record built on Microsoft’s HealthVault platform.

Southampton launches My Health Record

Patient demands should drive PHRs. 20 September 2012 Rebecca Todd Patients value online transactional services above the ability to view their electronic medical record; and patient access portals must be highly usable to succeed, a new report says. 2020health launched its report, 'Personal health records: putting patients in control?'

Patient demands should drive PHRs

With a round table at Church House in Westminster on Tuesday. AHIMA unveils tool to spur PHR use. Officials at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced Tuesday a new online guide to help spur patient understanding of their medical records.

AHIMA unveils tool to spur PHR use

The Understanding Your Medical Record guide was posted to, a resource for seniors, caregivers, physicians and parents. AHIMA launched the website in 2006 as a resource for consumers interested in maintaining their own personal health records. The guide was announced at the second Consumer Health Summit facilitated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Interactive personal health records increase clinical preventive services. Public release date: 10-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: John 804-628-1550Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Va.

Interactive personal health records increase clinical preventive services

(July 9, 2012) – Patients who use an interactive personal health record (IPHR) are almost twice as likely to be up to date with clinical preventive services as those who do not, according to a new study led by Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., research member of the Cancer Prevention and Control program at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Published today in the journal Annals of Family Medicine, the randomized controlled trial involved eight primary care practices and 4,500 patients. At 16 months, 25.1 percent of those who used the IPHR were up to date with all recommended preventive services, nearly double the rate of non-users. Maudsley launches HealthVault-based PHR. 15 May 2012 Rebecca Todd Maudsley Hospital South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is today launching personal online health records for its patients, using Microsoft’s HealthVault platform.

Maudsley launches HealthVault-based PHR

Director of information strategy, Mike Denis, presented on the MyHealthBox project at the Health+In4matics conference in Birmingham last week. He told attendees the project was a partnership between the trust, the Institute of Psychiatry and service users. It aims to improve patients’ engagement in their care and the use of outcome measurements across the trust. Although the formal launch is today, the records have already gone live with five clinical teams – three psychosis and two child and adolescent - and two GP practices.

Despite Flaws, Personal Health Records Are Smart Medicine - Healthcare - The Patient. Many consumers have concerns about data breaches; others complain about "Big Brother" watching.

Despite Flaws, Personal Health Records Are Smart Medicine - Healthcare - The Patient

Here's my take on why the benefits of PHRs outweigh the risks. 9 Popular Personal Health Record Tools. 5 things CIOs need to know about funding the protection of PHI. With groups recently banding together to demand a tightening of security for protected health information, looking at the financial side of a breach has been put front and center.

5 things CIOs need to know about funding the protection of PHI

But according to Rick Kam, president and cofounder of ID Experts, there's an aspect of protecting PHI that's "not getting picked up," and is focusing on the relationship between CIO and CFO. "We started on the path about a year ago to uncover what would happen if PHI was disclosed, and what the financial impact would be," said Kam, speaking of the recent report, "The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information. " He added that, "one of the things we realized is the value of data is in the eye of the beholder. " With the wavering emphasis placed on protecting PHI, Kam and his team concluded it's up to the CIO to translate their technical-speak into money-speak.

Kam outlines five things CIOs need to know about getting the funding they need to protect PHI. 1. Designing a patient-centered personal health record to promote preventive care. Technical Advance The IPHR design is based on a conceptual model to make information technology more patient-centered [27].

Designing a patient-centered personal health record to promote preventive care

The model specifies five necessary components which include: (1) collecting patient information, (2) integrating existing clinical data, (3) interpreting patient information, (4) providing personalized recommendations, and (5) facilitating patient and clinician action. How these components were operationalized is described in greater detail below. The IPHR addresses 18 clinical preventive services and their associated chronic conditions (Figure 2). Preventive services that have received an "A" or "B" recommendation from the U.S. Figure 2. Establishing an Account We designed the IPHR to function in a wide range of primary care practices, including practices with diverse information technology infrastructure.

Designing a patient-centered personal health record to promote preventive care. Evidence-based preventive services offer profound health benefits, yet Americans receive only half of indicated care.

Designing a patient-centered personal health record to promote preventive care.

A variety of government and specialty society policy initiatives are promoting the adoption of information technologies to engage patients in their care, such as personal health records, but current systems may not utilize the technology's full potential.Using a previously described model to make information technology more patient-centered, we developed an interactive preventive health record (IPHR) designed to more deeply engage patients in preventive care and health promotion. We recruited 14 primary care practices to promote the IPHR to all adult patients and sought practice and patient input in designing the IPHR to ensure its usability, salience, and generalizability. The input involved patient usability tests, practice workflow observations, learning collaboratives, and patient feedback.

Patients want to read, share their medical records. (Reuters Health) - Patients want easy access to any notes their doctor has recorded about them, and they want the right to let others view their medical information, according to a pair of U.S. studies.

Patients want to read, share their medical records

Advocates of open-access medical records say they are not only a patient's right but will help boost the quality of care as well. "We believe there is abundant evidence that having patients actively participate in their care and know what's happening will improve their care," said Dr. Kenneth Shine, the executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System, who wrote an editorial accompanying the studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients have not always had an easy time getting hold of their medical records, especially the notes that doctors take during a visit, said one of the study's senior authors, Dr. Tom Delbanco at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. A global travelers' electronic health record template standard for personal health records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics 2012;19:134-136 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000323 Brief communication + Author Affiliations Correspondence to Professor and Dean Yu-Chuan Li, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Received 21 April 2011 Accepted 6 July 2011 Published Online First 17 August 2011.

Computer-based safety surveillance and patient-centered health records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2012; 19 : 1 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000673 Highlights There is much debate on which types of computer-based systems have the most impact in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. Safety surveillance systems, which have been around for several years, are probably at the top of the list. These provider-oriented clinical decision support systems allow healthcare providers to monitor the safety of medications and other interventions that are critical to prevent poor outcomes. Safety surveillance systems. The challenges in making electronic health records accessible to patients. Journal of the American Medical Informatics

Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped - Healthcare - The Patient. It's not a security, privacy, or data-sharing problem. It's a patient problem. What's holding people back from signing up for a personal health record? According to Colin Evans, former CEO of the PHR provider Dossia, it's the unwillingness of healthcare providers to give them control over their medical data. IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs - Healthcare - The Patient. Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs. OpenNotes project allows patients easy access to their medical records. Recording notes about a patient is standard practice among physicians and has often left patients curious about what is written down about them.

Microsoft Bows Out of the Clinical Market. Today, GE and Microsoft announced a joint venture (JV) that will lead to the formation of a new company (NewCo) targeting the clinical healthcare market sector. The NewCo will be located near Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA, start with roughly 700 employees and combine the remaining Microsoft clinical products, Amalga UIS and the former Sentillion products Vergence and expreSSO with GE’s eHealth and Qualibria suite. GE, Microsoft launch health IT new company. Mike Miliard | April 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is "perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides," said its Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, on Thursday.