A study of the state of personal health record research


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Towson University. Department of Computer and Information Sciences


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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to gather and analyze Personal Health Records (PHR) literature to provide a review of the current state of PHR, its deployments and to explore future trends that might influence the adoption of PHR. Objective: To conduct a cross-sectional survey of PHR past, present, and future trends. In addition, to investigating the world of operational patient-centered PHR for input on several matters such as usability, usefulness, and user perspective on these matters. Results: PHR systems are still evolving. PHR have the potential of improving the healthcare system. However, adoption rates have not reached critical mass. Even more, healthy patients do not know of the service or potential values and benefits of PHR.