Personal Health Record

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What are the reasons for establishing a personal health record? Personal Health Records (PHR) are distinct electronic applications where the patient can enter their health information, record test results and see their medication history, etc. This is done in a secure confidential online environment. As a connected part of the medical home, (see definition) the PHR becomes a tool that the provider can utilize to help assess and manage their patients’ healthcare needs. The Medical home The medical home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It has become a widely accepted model for how primary care…show more content…
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