Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Personal Health Records - 1 1980s - Patients keep their own records One study gave patients their records to read when in the waiting room Patients reacted positively Older patients tended to avoid reading their notes Few inaccuracies and unpleasant reactions Advantages Tailored information Cost (for patient and physician) 6
Slide notes:One trend that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is the availability of personal health records, or PHRs . The idea that patients can keep their own records has been around since the 1980s. For example, researchers who conducted one study gave patients their records to read when they were waiting to see their clinician. Patients reacted positively, and most of them were familiar with the information in their charts. Interestingly, older patients tended to avoid reading their notes. A few inaccuracies were noted, and there were some unpleasant reactions, but overall, there werent many problems, and patients received the idea of reviewing and maintaining their own records quite well. There are some advantages associated with personal health records. The information is tailored and patient-centric. And there are reductions in cost for both the patient and the physician when patients maintain their own health records. 6