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PHRs: New consumer-driven trend can lead to better care, but also privacy challenges

Briefings on HIPAA, February 1, 2009

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As healthcare continues its push toward more transparency, consumers are taking a more proactive role in their care.

That means researching healthcare quality and prices with the same fervor they would an automobile or flat-screen television, asking questions they once would not, and, in many cases, taking control of their medical records.

To that end, personal health records (PHR) are becoming more widely used by consumers. But do these consumer-controlled records create too much of a privacy threat to mitigate the positive effect they can have on patient education and data exchange between hospitals?

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