Published at LXer:
The personal health record (PHR) is different from an EHR. The PHR is an electronic, lifelong record of health information that is maintained by individual citizens. These individuals own and manage the information in the PHR, which comes from both their healthcare providers and the individuals themselves.This article recently published in Virtual Medical Worlds describes the current state of affairs with regards to the development and implementation of PHR systems in some detail. Here are just a few of the many collaborative projects, activities, and organizations involving the development and implementation of personal health record (PHR) systems that are described in the article. Many of these are open source solutions, e.g. AHIMA and myPHR; MyHealtheVet ; Eastern Maine Healthcare; and MyOnlineHealth; and iHealth Record.