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Unformatted text preview: health records (EHRs). It seems that intergrated PHRs would be a better option because integrated PHRs are essentially portals into the EHRs of patients' health care providers. They can offer patients access to data, scheduling resources, and communication among members of the health care team as providers are willing to permit. Integrated PHRs are already used by millions of patients however most U.S. patients and their physicians still live in the world of paper medical records. To help change this the Obama administration has set a goal of computerizing all of America's medical records within 5 years as a means of improving efficiency, quality, and safety and ultimately saving money. Paul C. Tang, M.D., and Thomas H. Lee, M.D. Your Doctor's Office or the Internet? Two Paths to Personal Health Records New England Journal of Medicine. March 26, 2009<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/13/1276>...
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- Spring '09