Friday, October 5, 2007

PHRs, too much Hype?

HIStalk's comments on HealthVault were very insightful as usual. I think the industry is a little too high on the concept of PHR. As HISTalk hinted, I do doubt most patients want to manage the details of their own health records. Much the same way that most of us would rather have Fidelity manage our 401Ks than having to try controlling every fund and stock within the account ourselves. That being said, under the right circumstances, I believe a PHR can complement a physicians own record keeping.

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