Concepts for a personal health record

Cândido Santos, Tiago Pedrosa, Carlos Costa, José Luis Oliveira
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2012, 180: 636-40
Healthcare is about information. It is usually assumed that personal health information exists primarily for professional's use but well informed patients motivate better informed professionals. A longitudinal health record containing a patient's medical history has been the holy grail of healthcare. Personal Electronic Health Records (P-EHR) hold the potential to transform healthcare by providing a complete set of patient managed information. We present a portable P-EHR's functionalities from the patient's perspective.

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