Monday, January 5, 2009

PHR Now Available to Arizona and Utah Seniors

PHR, Personal Health Records are now available to Arizona and Utah seniors under a pilot program through Medicare. This program would allow seniors to have an outside organization (one of four) to keep their health records electronically. This program will likely reduce confusion over care and will help hospitals better serve the individual.

Mike Leavitt, secretary of Health and Human Services, stated in a press release, "This pilot is a major step forward for Medicare. It will provide information and tools that will empower consumers to manage their health better. Importantly, the pilot provides beneficiaries with a choice of products to meet their individual needs."

The outside organizations chosen to start the program are

  • Google Health
  • HealthTrio
  • PassportMD

For more information please click here.

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