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Personal Health Record (PHR)

A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an electronic application used by individuals to maintain and manage their health information in a private, secure, and confidential environment.

PHRs differ from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in several key ways. While EHRs are digital versions of patients' paper charts and are mostly used and maintained by healthcare providers to store information such as medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, and allergies, PHRs are managed by patients themselves. This allows individuals to input and retrieve their health information, including data from various healthcare providers and their own records such as daily exercise routines and dietary habits.

Creating a Personal Health Record can significantly enhance an individual's ability to manage their health care effectively. However, it requires a conscientious effort to maintain accurate, comprehensive records and an awareness of the privacy and security measures necessary to protect sensitive health information.


Personal Health Record (PHR) Resources

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Microsoft Healthcare

Digital health company providing personalized care for each individual

Basil Leaf Technologies

Company developing interactive, consumer-level products that empower individuals to monitor and improve their personal health

AliveCor

App providing an immediate analysis to detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia and normal rhythm

Greg Fahy

World expert in organ cryopreservation, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder at Intervene Immune

athenahealth

Developer of cloud-based practice management, point-of-care mobile applications and electronic health record (EHR) systems

Epic

One of the largest providers of health information technology

AHA Health

Collect, analyse and identify health risks for preventive healthcare

Coprata

Company that developed physiological monitoring device that tracks health

Sano Genetics

Personal health and genomic platform directly linked to cutting-edge research institutions

KareInn

Software company for digital care planning for elderly

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