Personal Health Record Use in EDs: Willing, But Able?
Monday, May 13, 2013 | Physicians Weekly
Personal health records (PHRs) have emerged as important patient-controlled tools for managing health information. PHRs can be beneficial because they centralize information on patients’ medical history, physician encounters, and evaluations and treatments. Studies have suggested that greater adoption of PHRs can enhance care by providing physicians with a more complete picture of the patients they treat. This information exchange may lead to fewer treatment errors and better follow-up.