Publication Date: December 16, 2009
I want to alert everybody to a study recently published by Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) that rates the various Personal Health Record (“PHR”) systems currently available to consumers. A PHR can collect and store official records, labs, tests, and claims data directly deposited by providers.
In fact, as the article by Ashley Katz of (PPR) in the California Progress Report notes, A PHR can also store other health-related data such as heart rate, glucose levels, medications, allergies, exercise habits, lifestyle, sexual history, personal notes and other data you create. Most PHRS are online; some are programs that can be downloaded to your home computer. Many are free.