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Southampton launches My Health Record. 20 September 2012 Lyn Whitfield Southampton General Hospital.

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

' 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. Krist collaborated on this study with Steven H. 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. 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 (click image for larger view and for slideshow) 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. " 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. 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. 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.

A global travelers' electronic health record template standard for personal health records

Computer-based safety surveillance and patient-centered health records. 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. I couldn't disagree more.

The main reason the public doesn't sign up for PHRs en mass is they don't really care that much about their health. Just look at the statistics. [Which healthcare organizations came out ahead in the IW500 competition? 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. It's the start of a new benefits year for most employers, and workers are only beginning to tap into their companies' offering of 2012 healthcare coverage. However, they can expect to face rising healthcare costs and be asked to pay larger co-pays and deductibles than ever if recent years are any indication. A September 2011 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that from 2006 to 2010, the percentage of covered workers enrolled in high-deductible health plans increased from 4% to 13% and the percentage of covered workers with a deductible of $1,000 or more for single coverage nearly tripled, from 10% to 27%.

With the economy ailing, most consumers are looking to stretch a buck, including their share of healthcare spending. 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. While federal law guarantees patients the right to examine and get copies of their medical records, it hasn’t always been an easy process to go through. In fact, there has been some reluctance on doctors to reveal this information in a timely manner. Misunderstanding the notes is a concern for doctors. Many clinicians are troubled by the prospect that patients may get confusing news without a healthcare provider available to explain the context of the information.

Despite this, a recent survey published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that the public has a desire to see them. “The study surveyed 173 doctors and nearly 38,000 patients at three primary-care practices about sharing information with patients. The options for sharing information with patients doesn’t end there. 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.