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Opportunities for CMS Actions in Support of Personal Health Records


Publication Date: August 2005

Publisher: Personal Health Technology Council; John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.)

Research Area: Health Information Technology

Keywords: Personal health record (PHR); Health Information Technology; Public Health

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Outlines an emerging national Personal Health Record (PHR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) ecosystem within which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actions should fit. Recommends actions in the near term to position CMS for innovative ways to help accommodate the wave of Baby Boomer beneficiaries.