Personal Electronic Health Record Analytical Essay by professor71

Personal Electronic Health Record
This paper explains and examines the value of the personal electronic health record.
# 113618 | 1,127 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | IN

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In this article, the writer explains that a personal electronic health record (EHR) can be considered as a comprehensive database of a patients' health information, which has many advantages like patient control, better communication, security, etc. The writer discusses that there are however, some key obstacles to further development like cost factor, consumer privacy and lack of standardization. The writer maintains that designers should take into account the doctrines of public standards and patient control, when designing medical record software. The writer concludes that the primary care physician is perhaps the crucial factor in successful implementation of the EHR.

The contents of personal electronic health care record
The value of personal electronic health care record
Implementation of EHR
Obstacles to EHR and overcoming it.

From the Paper:

"This can include the history about a person's allergy, blood group, significant conditions, current medication, organ donor, alerts and other details according to patient preferences. In order to maintain accuracy and include current details, the information in a patient's Emergency Screen would be largely a by-product of other information sources. Therefore, some information would be setup once, e.g. blood group, while other information would be a summary of information taken from clinical and message systems. This information may include GP summary, referral and discharge letters, and electronic transmission of prescriptions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baron RJ, Fabens EL, et al., 2005. Electronic Health Records: Just around the Corner? Or over the Cliff? Annals of Internal Medicine. Volume 143 Issue 3. pp. 222-226
  • Clinical Subcommittee. Retrieved November 22, 2005 from,
  • IM&T Programme Board. Electronic Health Records issues for discussion leading to a policy framework. Retrieved November 22, 2005 from,
  • Mandl KD, Szolovits P, Kohane IS. 2001. Information in practice. BMJ; 322:283-287
  • MEMA. Retrieved November 22, 2005 from,

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