Forum Session

Personal Health Records: The People's Choice?
March 16, 2007


Lisa Sprague, MBA


This meeting looked at various efforts to promote the adoption of personal health records (PHRs) by consumers. Speakers offered their perspectives on PHRs as tools that will not only improve consumers’ ability to manage their own health care but also enlist consumers as advocates for nationwide deployment of health information technology (HIT). Speakers discussed what a PHR is, the extent of demand for it, issues that need to be addressed before such records can be expected to take hold among consumers, and public-private initiatives to encourage PHR use.


David C. Kibbe, MD, Principal, The Kibbe Group, and Senior Advisor, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians; Wendy Angst, General Manager, CapMed; Joseph Taylor, Vice President, Enterprise Business Process, Managed Healthcare Delivery, Health Care Service Corporation

Related Materials

See also “Personal Health Records: The People’s Choice?” (Issue Brief 820, November 30, 2006).

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