Personal Health Records (PHRs) are web-based systems that allow patients to access, manage and share health information. In this paper we present the evaluation of the trial of a PHR in a province of northern Italy, which allows citizens to receive documents from health facilities (e.g. lab tests) and to keep a structured health diary. The analysis conducted through semi-structured interviews revealed the emergence of new management practices of the official health documents and a substantial disregard of the functions of a diary, in addition to continued use of information management tools designed by the users

Integration or substitution? Evaluation of a Personal Health Record

Piras, Enrico Maria;
2011

Abstract

Personal Health Records (PHRs) are web-based systems that allow patients to access, manage and share health information. In this paper we present the evaluation of the trial of a PHR in a province of northern Italy, which allows citizens to receive documents from health facilities (e.g. lab tests) and to keep a structured health diary. The analysis conducted through semi-structured interviews revealed the emergence of new management practices of the official health documents and a substantial disregard of the functions of a diary, in addition to continued use of information management tools designed by the users
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