Tuesday, July 10, 2007

University Students Own Health Records In Unique Web Program

University Students Own Health Records In Unique Web Program: "The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) announced plans today for what is believed to be the first time an academic organization has established a Web-based Personal Health Record (PHR) program for all its students. In contrast with medical records that are owned by doctors or hospitals, a PHR is owned by the patient and is part of a national effort to involve patients in their own health care.

Although there has been much discussion around the country about the use of PHRs by large corporations, it is believed that this marks the first time an academic organization has done so, and the use of a Web-based PHR program makes it even more unique.

In essence, students will have their own portable electronic medical records in a cutting-edge system that allows health files to move with them."

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