AHRQ Offers Guide on PHR Use in Prevention

HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a 28-page guide (PDF) designed to help primary-care providers use personal health records to drive prevention efforts.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com

Authored by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the handbook focuses on the use of a specialized type of PHR, known as an interactive preventive health record. An IPHR, designed to operate as a component of a practice's electronic health record, can bolster use of preventive services such as health screenings, counseling and immunizations, according to the guide.