Interactive Personal Health Records Boost Participation in Preventive Services
Patients who choose to use an online interactive personal health record (IPHR) are almost twice as likely to be up to date with recommended preventive health services, including laboratory screenings, as those who don't, according to a recent study. Researchers evaluated use of an online system that created personalized recommendations for patients based on their input on health questionnaires, their medical records, and guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force. Findings suggest that IPHRs may prove to be a valuable tool for improving healthcare for patients who wish to take a more active role in their care. Read more...
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