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What's New | February 16, 2011

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Personal Health Records Personal Health Records
Personal health records (PHRs) allow health care consumers to collect and maintain complete, updated health information that is easily accessible and can be shared with caregivers and health care providers. The use of PHRs can increase patients’ engagement in managing their own health care and can enhance provider efficiency, leading to improved quality of care.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that utilized personal health record systems in various ways to improve care.

The featured QualityTools provide resources and tools to assist health care consumers in creating their own personal health records.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Health ShackTM
Developed by Linkage to Education; Sierra Health Foundation; UC Davis Adolescent Medicine; Wind Youth Services

 myPHR
Developed by American Health Information Management Association

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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools
Developed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity

 Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) Virtual Toolkit
Developed by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners