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Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: Consumers as Network Participants

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Access Policies for Networked Personal Health Information

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Series: Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information

Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Health Information Technology; Privacy Safeguard; Technology Policy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Explains why consumer participation can be transformative in health care as it has been in other sectors; why networked Personal Health Records (PHR) are a vital tool to empowering consumers, and how policies can help guide an emerging industry.