Personal Health Records (PHR)

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$600 to access Personal Health Record (PHR) shocks patient

Editor | CBC News | March 12, 2013

A Thunder Bay woman says she's shocked by the high cost of accessing her own medical file after her family doctor closed his practice late last year. To get her health records, Wendy Doran had to call a private medical registry that now holds her file. When she says she was told there would be a fee of more than $600 to access them, she couldn't believe it.“I was just dumbfounded,” she said. Read More »

'Open Source' Personal Health Record (PHR) System

P. J. Groen | OSEHRA | January 5, 2012

I have been a long time fan and supporter of the My HealtheVet PHR.  It is a great tool, an innovative addition to VistA that was needed to better connect and serve our veterans/patients.  What bothered me was not the functionality, but the extensive use of commercial software packages and vendors to create this solution.  This would be a great area to consider moving to a true o Read More »

Blue Button Goes Viral: UnitedHealthcare Promotes Importance of Personal Health Records to Millions of Enrollees

Press Release | UnitedHealthcare | July 5, 2012

UnitedHealthcare has launched its Blue Button, implementing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program that enables millions of plan participants to access and print their personal health records with the simple click of a blue button. Read More »

Blue Button Reaches One Million Registered Patients

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | August 31, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that, during the month of August, the one millionth patient has registered for Blue Button to access and download their Personal Health Record (PHR) information. “Since President Obama announced the availability of Blue Button two years ago, VA has worked tirelessly with our sister agencies to make online access to personal health records convenient, reliable, and safe.  I am very pleased with our progress,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. Read More »

Blue Button Set For Improvements

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | January 17, 2013

Federal health information technology officials highlighted Jan. 16 efforts to give patients the ability to download personal health record data via the Blue Button initiative. Read More »

Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »

Debut & Installation of myOSCAR PHR System

Press Release | WSJ MarketWatch | May 16, 2013

Cloud Practice recently installed the myOSCAR personal health record (PHR) system at the Amari Clinic, the first of several myOSCAR set ups by Cloud Practice for medical offices throughout the region. Read More »

How are Clinical Decision Support Artifacts Tested Today?

In October 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a Natural Test Collaborative (NTC). Through a series of questions, the RFI seeks opinions and information about "The development of a national testbed (notionally called the National Test Collaborative (NTC)) for real-world testing of health information technology (IT)" and "Approaches for creating a sustainable infrastructure" to achieve it. The scope of this RFI is daunting. It might be useful, rather than to try to tackle this whole topic broadly but superficially, to take just one Clinical Decision Support (CDS) domain and show as completely as possible how testing is currently done.

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IHE Standards Come Of Age In The Age Of Interoperability

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 20, 2012

At the Radiological Society of North America’s annual conference this year, a real-world use case of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) medical image and personal health record standards is slated for demonstration. Read More »

Latest study on patients using PHR systems

Pamela Dolan | American Medical News | November 12, 2012

Numerous studies have placed PHR use at about 7%, a number that has remained consistent in recent years. A 2010 study by the California Healthcare Foundation found that although only 7% of patients were using a PHR, more than 50% said they would be likely to use one if a physician recommended it. Read More »

Medicare Blue Button, More Data Than Ever Before!

Niall Brennan | HealthData.gov | June 22, 2012

No longer are health records something that sit in a folder in your doctor’s office never to see the light of day! The power of having personal health data at your finger tips is a new and growing phenomenon with help from Medicare Blue Button... Read More »

MMRGlobal Awarded Online PHR Patent, Broadening Scope Of Its Health IT Suite

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 6, 2012

MMRGlobal has secured a U.S. patent for its online personal health record (PHR) system, adding to the Los Angeles-based tech firm’s health IT patent portfolio. Read More »

MMRGlobal Files Form 8-K Regarding Signing Of Patent License Agreement, Dr. Shekhar Challa To Medical Board Of Advisors

Press Release | MMRGlobal, Inc., 4medica, Inc. | December 10, 2012

MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) today announced it filed a Form 8-K regarding the signing by MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (MMR) of a Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement with 4medica, Inc. to license U.S. rights for the health IT patents owned by MyMedicalRecords, Inc. Read More »

MMRGlobal IP Infringement Lawsuits, Allegations Continue

Donna Cusano | Telehealth & Telecare Aware | February 20, 2013

Personal Health Record (PHR) patent holder and penny-stock company MMRGlobal [TA 10 Feb] continues to keep law firms in the US, Australia and now Singapore very busy with various complaints of patent infringement, demanding monetary damages, a permanent injunction and presumably, a lucrative licensing deal. Read More »

My HealtheVet celebrates 10th anniversary

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | December 5, 2013

First it was my My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the personal health record [PHR] used by the Veterans Health Administration. Then it was BlueButton, which spawned BlueButton+. One way or another, the Veterans Administration continues to lead the way into the health record digital age, not only for veterans and Medicare beneficiaries, but for the private sector as well. Read More »