Jul 26th, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced July 16 the release of a new handbook, which the federal agency says provides practical steps for health care professionals to follow when integrating interactive preventive health records (IPHRs). “An Interactive Preventive Care Record: A Handbook for Using Patient-Centered Personal Health Records to Promote Prevention” is ...
Jul 29th, 2011
Despite its mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Google hasn’t had very much success in the health care arena. The Internet giant announced June 24 that it is retiring Google Health—its online version of a personal health record (PHR) platform, where consumers could organize their medical records. Google ...
Sep 10th, 2009
The group responsible for dubbing the terms “electronic health record” (EHR) and “personal health record” (PHR) says it has done all it set out to do. The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT) will disband on Sept. 30. “In a few short years, NAHIT has accomplished its mission: HIT has moved front and center in efforts to reinvent ...
Aug 17th, 2009
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee reviewed at an Aug. 14 meeting in Washington, D.C. its latest recommendations for how physicians and hospital providers will be able to earn incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. Meaningful Use Recommendations Controversial was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Apr 30th, 2009
The Mayo Clinic recently joined the growing number of providers, facilities, payers, and internet providers keeping and managing personal medical records on the internet. Advocates for Web-based personal health records (PHR) say the technology is more cost-effective and reduces medical errors. Mayo Joins Growing Online PHR Movement was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin ...