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Consumers as Network Participants

Publication Date: June 25, 2008

This document is part of the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information. The framework proposes a set of practices that, when taken together, encourage appropriate handling of personal health information as it flows to and from personal health records (PHRs) and similar applications or supporting services.

This section explains why consumer participation can be transformative in health care as it has been in other sectors; why networked PHRs are a vital tool to empowering consumers, and how policies can help guide an emerging industry.

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