Archive for July 31st, 2007

KP Online offers more features

July 31, 2007

Kaiser Permanente Health Connect launched in 2005 for Northern California. It has the standard features for a teathered PHR – appointments, test results, and now includes secure email with providers. Some procedures are described step-by-step as an example of its integration with health information. Adoption has been steadily increasing, now up to 42,000. In this same article in (Sacramento Bee newspaper), UC Davis’ MD Online boasts 25,000 patients online, although it does not mention if they are using a specific PHR product.

Maybe the tipping point for PHRs is those which are teathered to an EMR because basic services are offered up front despite the lack of ability to add one’s own content. There is also the advantage of a trusted source owning the PHR, the hospital or provider group.

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