Personal, electronic health records present challenges for physicians

Personal health records (PHRs) can be beneficial in improving interactions with patients, according to interviews with 10 family physicians conducted by researchers at the University of Western Ontario, writes FierceEMR editor Janice Simmons. However, implementation and adoption of PHRs still present many challenges--such as integration with electronic health record (EHR) technology, burdens on cost and/or time, and perceived added-value to the practice of medicine--that need to be addressed before those physicians make PHRs a part of their practices, say the researchers in a recent online study published in Canadian Family Physician. --To learn more, read the full article at FierceEMR

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