A PHR That Works Exists Today
Consumers/patients increasingly want access to their medical information -- for good reasons. First, none of their providers has access to their complete medical record from all their other providers. This often results in serious medical mistakes, unnecessary testing and the lack of coordination. Second, the records often include serious misinformation (a UK study last year found that 30% of patient records include mistakes). Third, they want to participate in their care decisions; they no longer accept the concept that their doctor "knows best."
Unfortunately, none of the systems cited really do the job. Not Healthvault. Not Blue Button. Not Dossia. Providers need complete records not summaries or insurance company billing records. And they need quick, easy access to records and have no time to visit multiple portals to understand their patient's health issues and coordinate care.
Our company, Health Record Corporation, has developed a unique new patient-focused personal health record that does meet the needs of both patients and doctors. It's called MedKaz®, and is available today! (Disclosure: I am Founder & CEO).
It aggregates a patient's complete record from all their providers on a MedKaz Green Drive, along with our patented MedKaz application. The patient owns it, carries it on a key chain, in a wallet or wears it like a pendant or dog tag and gives it to any provider at the point of care, anywhere, anytime, in-network or out-, at home or away. With only two or three clicks, a provider (or patient) can electronically sort, search for and access any record on it — including paper records — even without Internet access! It enables them to avoid mistakes and unnecessary tests, provide better, coordinated care and reduce the cost of care. It's updated for the patient after each encounter.
Doctors and patients who have used it love it because it meets their needs. For more info, visit medkaz.com.