Video: Synching Patients and PHRs to Improve Health Communication

February 23, 2011

Personal health records, or PHRs, are becoming a key communication tool between physicians and those they treat. But in order to get the most out of this new technological tool, providers must be a key driver in getting their patients on-board to use and keep current their own health information.

Personal health records, or PHRs, are becoming a key communication tool between physicians and those they treat. But in order to get the most out of this new technological tool, providers must be a key driver in getting their patients on-board to use and keep current their own health information.

PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Industries Advisory Practice recently issued a report on the rise of PHRs and how physicians can encourage patients to utilize this emerging technology. In this video, Mark Sugrue of PwC discusses the report, how PHRs can assist patients, and the importance of interoperability with other technological tools, such as EHRs.

For more on the report, view our story here.
 

 

 

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