The Value in Personal Health Records
Posted by MedIDWare to Content/Information, Oct 18, 2009 5:39pm
Benefits of PHR's and Why Patients Should You Keep a PHR.
Patient's make the difference. A new study suggests that a change in the way we keep health records could save billions. The study found that providing interoperable PHRs to 80% of the US population would cost $3.7 billion in startup costs and $1.9 billion in annual maintenance costs. According to the report from the Center for Information Technology Leadership at Partners Healthcare System in Boston, widespread use of PHRs could save the US healthcare industry between $13 and $21 billion a year.
I would like to see a show that discusses what a PHR is, the advantages, its feature and benefits and the differences in various types of PHR's. The difference between Electronic Health Records and Personal Health Records.
Invite vendors representing various types of PHR's to discuss their products such as the MedIDCard (www.medidware.com)
Of course, there is plenty to cover and I would be happy to share more if their is additional interest.