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Opportunities for CMS Actions in Support of Personal Health Records

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Publication Date: August 2005

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

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

Series: Supporting work for Health Information Exchange Common Framework

Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

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

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

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


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.