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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

2020health Report Personal Health Records - Putting patients in control?

  • 18.09.2012
  • John Cruickshank, Carl Packman & Jon Paxman
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Our report examines the scope and potential benefits of both Record Access and the PHR. It appraises current patient attitudes toward online health record access, both in theory and in practice, and identifies fundamental prerequisites for the mass uptake of such services.

The evidence-base is admittedly limited at this present time, so we take into account developments from abroad, as well as findings from our own surveys of patients and potential users in England. Indications overall are that where we find increased patient involvement in personal healthcare, so we expect to find better health outcomes alongside lower service costs.

This report was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Microsoft, giving us the freedom to draw our own conclusions.

Impact:

• Westminster launch leading to this becoming a hugely important reference document for much work going forward, including the VA-NHA Leadership Exchange and 2020health’s campaigning for patients to have control over their medical records, as they do in the VA, Kaiser Permanente and other healthcare providers.

Press Release Hunt must modernise NHS’s “1950s-style health records”, says think-tank 2020Health

Just one in 100 NHS practices are providing patients with electronic health records, despite evidence showing that patients who take up the service - known as Personal Health Records - secure better health outcomes. read on Hunt must modernise NHS’s “1950s-style health records”, says think-tank 2020Health

Press Release Fewer than one per cent of GP surgeries provide online access to health records

Just one in 100 NHS practices are providing patients with electronic health records, despite evidence showing that patients who take up the service secure better health outcomes. read on Fewer than one per cent of GP surgeries provide online access to health records

'Personal Health Records-Putting patients in control?' (PDF, 2049 KB)

'Personal Health Records-Putting patients in control?'

Download the full report or order a hard copy via the paypal link above

Personal Health Records FAQ's (PDF, 241 KB)

Download 'Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Personal Health Records'

Literary and Evidence Review on Personal Health Records (PDF, 659 KB)

This document summarises the 2020health literary evidence review undertaken in May 2012 in preparation for our report. The content represents our interpretation of the evidence and should not be regarded as a comprehensive academic systematic review.