Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Personal Health Records - 3 Some concerns Significant privacy concerns Who owns the data? Patient grants access to whom? Will physicians accept access to patient information on a need to know basis? What does the patient do if their PHR vendor is sold to a different entity, becomes insolvent, or ceases to exist? 8
Slide notes:There are some concerns about PHRs . There are significant privacy concerns, especially when the personal health record is stored by an independent entity, and might even be stored offshore. There are also questions about data ownership. Who owns the data in a personal health record? Is it the personal health record vendor, the patient, or the clinician? Patients have the opportunity to grant access and different levels of access to different clinicians. So who does the patient grant full access to, and which clinicians have curtailed access, and how does the patient decide? Is curtailing access to clinicians in the patients best health interests when it comes to treating their illnesses? Will physicians accept access to patient information on a need-to-know basis? And, were not quite sure how it will affect a patient if his or her personal health record vendor is sold to a different entity, becomes insolvent, or ceases to exist. 8