An Interactive Preventive Care Record (IPHR): A Handbook for Using Patient-Centered Personal Health Records to Promote Prevention – AHRQ – June 2012

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An Interactive Preventive Care Record (IPHR): A Handbook for Using Patient-Centered Personal Health Records to Promote Prevention – AHRQ – June 2012

Prepared for: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Krist A, Rothemich S, Kashiri P, et al. An Interactive Preventive Care Record: A Handbook for Using Patient-Centered Personal Health Records To Promote Prevention. (Prepared by Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), under Grant No. R18 HS 017046.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-0051-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2012.

Extract from the introduction:

“Purpose of This Handbook

This step-by-step guide introduces you to—
●● Using personal health records (PHRs) to promote prevention.
●● Preparing your practice to use a PHR for promoting prevention.
●● Implementing and sustaining the use of a PHR for prevention.

The intended audience for this guide includes primary care practice personnel (e.g., office managers, clinicians, and nurses), practice leaders responsible for selecting informatics systems and ensuring that they are implemented well, and practice informatics staff.

Although the content of this guide can apply to using any PHR to promote prevention, we have focused on a specific type of PHR called an Interactive Preventive Health Record (IPHR). An IPHR is a highly advanced, patient-centered, evidence-based, patient portal focused on prevention. As information systems continue to advance, we believe that more PHRs will have interactivity functionality in the future.

Given the similarities between preventive and chronic care, the steps in this guide can also apply to using an IPHR to promote chronic disease management.

We have used organizational change theory to help determine the steps in this guide. While some steps may be specific to large practices and health systems, the concepts apply equally well to smaller primary care practices.”

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