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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MedSeek's PHR offers patients a one-stop-shop. It pulls in data from back-end clinical systems while also allowing patients to enter data. MedSeek executives refer to this as a collaborative environment in which patients can engage in their own care. On the provider end, it helps organizations achieve Meaningful Use, while at the same time creating a lasting health-related loyalty with patients and their families, MedSeek says The product lets users consolidate inpatient, outpatient, and patient-provided health information into a single repository, making the organization the center of the patient's health management process.