What’s New with PHRs – evidence and interoperability

July 16, 2010

A new study from Kaiser documents some clear clinical benefits for the use of PHRs.  The study, which was published in the July issue of Health Affairs, observed 35,423 patients with diabetes, hypertension, or both. Researchers found that the use of secure patient-physician messaging in any two-month period was associated with statistically significant improvements in HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) care measurements. Results included 2 to 6.5 percentage point improvements in glycemic, cholesterol and blood pressure screening and control.

Also, there is a good video on PHR/eHealth application interoperability which also promotes the Health 2.0 Accelerator. The future of patient centric care must be interoperable. Watch the video.

Part of the video is a demo of  SurveyorHealth for managing medications which includes an interesting tool Simulate Alternatives. Check out one of the demo patients.

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One Response to “What’s New with PHRs – evidence and interoperability”

  1. A host of videos on Personal Health Records, including the interoperable aspects of PHRs are available at http://www.ehrtv.com/?s=personal

    And, a much more extensive video regarding KP interoperability can be also be seen http://www.ehrtv.com/?s=mattison

    It continues to amaze me how quickly the industry is migrating to patient control of their own health information.

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