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A slow journey toward PHRs

August 1, 2008
by David Raths
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There's a lot of interest, but the field is not adopting them as quickly as other areas of healthcare

Dr. Manderscheid believes part of the solution is going to come from consumer and disability advocacy groups pushing to make these tools available. Another avenue will be federally funded health IT groups working on certification standards for PHRs. “Of course,” he adds, “all of that is way down the hill from where we are now.”

David Raths is a freelance writer focused on health information technology. He writes regularly for the Behavioral Healthcare sister publication, Healthcare Informatics.


Behavioral Healthcare 2008 August;28(8):22-26