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9 Popular Personal Health Record Tools

While many consumers remain skeptical of personal health records, advocates say these tools can help patients manage medical data and interact with doctors. Here's a look at nine popular PHR offerings.
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Microsoft HealthVault is proud of its status as an untethered PHR. Patient advantages include the ability to store and manage personal health care data and take it with you even if you move, change doctors, or have multiple doctors at different hospitals. Almost 300 applications are linked to the HealthVault platform, including apps that manage allergies, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. In addition, HealthVault connects end users with more than 70 devices, such as blood pressure and blood glucose monitors, weight scales, pedometers, and peak flow meters, enabling consumers to track and share their health information as they wish.

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JamesH401
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8/25/2014 | 2:03:22 AM
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It would be nice if you had added some links to these programs! I cannot find ANY sounce of Epic's Lucy and it seems like their regular program cannot access information of all hospitals (Cleveland has their own...) 
csilvasft
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csilvasft,
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6/1/2014 | 4:04:31 AM
re: 9 Popular Personal Health Record Tools.
There is now an alternative solution named 'CGS MedRec'. This software keeps your personal medical records centralized locally on your pc, it is very powerful and easy-to-use and above all it's free and open-source.

Check it on http://sourceforge.net/projects/cgsmedrec/.

The main advantage of saving your medical data locally or as an encrypted file on the cloud (both options supported by CGS MedRec), is that you always truly remain in control over your privacy sensitive medical data. On the other hand you can use it as a backup, in case you already use an online solution, or use it together to make use of CGS MedRec unique and very useful features.


Good luck,
CSilva.
Rohal
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Rohal,
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6/30/2012 | 5:10:14 AM
re: 9 Popular Personal Health Record Tools
Maybe you have a look at Drimpy.com ? Why not, it is an integrated and overarching health care platform, patient based and with three basic and free features: your PHR, daily journal for tracking and monitoring your health parameters and a private and safe connection and communication network!
Connect with us to learn more about its premium features just like the physician features!
Thx. for allowing me this "promotional" comment!
Rob
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