Patrick Kennedy Supports PHRs

January 13, 2007

In an article  on the Most Wired website, Congressman Patrick Kennedy supports incentives for consumers to adopt PHRs. Specifically he sees web -based PHRs which are controlled by the consumer as potentially reducing medical errors and enhancing medical decision making. The Personalized Health Information Act he proposes promotes PHRs which are free of advertising and are secure. He promotes the idea of online communication with provides through the PHR as well.

My only concern is that such a bill could be too prescriptive about PHR features while the technology is still young and being sorted out in the market place. However, the encouragement toward adoption is welcome.

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