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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4579)

Effects of Personal Health Record on Patient Healthcare Outcomes

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Bonita R Payne1 and Sajeesh Kumar2*

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    • 1MHIIM, Research Scholar, Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
    • 2PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

    *Corresponding author: Sajeesh Kumar PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, University of Tennessee Health Science Center,920 Madison Avenue Suite 518, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA

Received: April 04, 2018;   Published: April 12, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2018.02.000134

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Electronic transmission of data is on the rise, due to the Affordable Care Act and provisions to make healthcare information more accessible, complete, and transparent. The Personal Health Record (PHR) application is a tool used to provide assistance to the goal of patient-centered and patient-centric care. Its purpose is to encourage consumers to become more participatory and informed in their healthcare treatment and healthcare needs. Since its inception, it has been questionable as to whether consumers and providers are seeing any improvements in the services provided or the care rendered. Since, the development and implementation of PHR applications, there has been some resistance from consumers for concerns of privacy and security of their information. This paper will discuss the uses of the PHR among consumers and providers and whether its use has impacted accessibility, services, and overall healthcare treatment/outcomes.

Keywords: Patient Health Portals; Electronic Health Record; Effectiveness

Abbrevations: PHR: Personal Health Record, ACA: Affordable Care Act, EHR: Electronic Health Records, PHR: Positive Healthcare Outcomes. NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers

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