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Personal health records aid well-child care
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | Lisa Hack, Contemporary Pediatrics

Parents who use integrated personal health records (PHRs) are more likely to bring their children to recommended well-child care visits and, possibly, to adhere to recommended immunization schedules, according to a new retrospective study.

PHRs are online tools that enable parents to perform multiple tasks, which often include viewing parts of their children’s medical records (eg, immunizations and postvisit instructions), managing appointments, refilling prescriptions, checking lab results, and communicating with health care providers.

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