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Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Sep-Oct;24(5):1290-5.

The missing link: bridging the patient-provider health information gap.

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California, USA. tang@smi.stanford.edu

Abstract

Widespread adoption of information technology is now regarded as a pathway to improving health care and achieving the Institute of Medicine's highly regarded six aims for redesigning care. Achieving these aims requires fresh approaches to health system design, including continuous healing relationships between physicians and patients and provision of tools to help patients be more active participants in their own care. Personal health records (PHRs) might allow patients and providers to develop new ways of collaborating and provide the basis for broader transformation of the health care system. Federal policies can be key catalysts in accelerating PHR development and adoption.

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16162575
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.24.5.1290
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