Monday, December 03, 2007

PHRs: Barriers and Enablers

PHRs: Barriers and Enablers

Barriers
- Immature standards (for portability of data)
- Difficulty reaping economic benefits where funding for PHR originates
- Perverse incentives of the healthcare system

Enablers
- Desire to improve healthcare
- Increasing cost of poor health in direct and indirect costs to business
- Business opportunities driven by PHR infrastructure

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