Guide to Personal Health Records: learning from voices of experience

With digital health, self-care and supported self-management dominating current health policy, PIF’s guide shares real life examples of how PHRs could impact people’s health and wellbeing, and change health services.

Published in 2017, this guide is for anyone who would like to find out about Personal Health Records (PHRs).

It shares the experiences of people who have first-hand experience of developing or using Personal Health Records.

It starts by exploring what sorts of PHRs are available and who might want them. It moves on to discuss aspects of PHRs that people highlighted as being the most important, concluding with a checklist of key things to consider.

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Guide to Personal Health Records

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Guide to Health Records Access

This guide was published in 2013.

It is aimed at practitioners, managers and patient organisations in health and social care in the UK. It gives a vision for the future of Personal Health Records, and an understanding of some of the challenges and barriers which must be overcome in order to realise their full potential. It points to solutions to these barriers and is, in effect, a call to action.

The guide brings together the perspectives of policy makers, clinicians, suppliers and patients themselves. Throughout the text, case studies illustrate the use of PHRs.

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Guide to Health Records Access


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