Authors: Khin Than Win
Addresses: School of Information Technology and Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Abstract: This research is an exploratory study of personal health records to identify their roles in healthcare and to identify whether the web-based Personal Health Records (PHRs) available online meet the functionality of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) so that they will assist in preventing medical errors and enhance safety. The evaluation of web-based PHRs were conducted to answer the research question. It has been concluded that web-based PHRs can be identified as one of the tools in assisting patient safety.
Keywords: personal health records; electronic health records; patient safety; functionality; electronic healthcare; e-healthcare; web-based health records; internet; online health records.
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.208 - 217
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