As of 2011, while use of PHR systems by consumers in the U.S. continues to grow, it is still fairly low (less than 10%). The following are links
to selected public domain or 'open source' personal health record (PHR) systems: Videos
- AHIMA myPHR - The official web site used by AHIMA to share information, knowledge, and guidance about personal health record (PHR) systems with the public and
help them better understand and manage their personal health.
- My Family Health Portrait - This web-based tool distributed by the Surgeon General
office helps users organize family history information, save it to their personal
computer, and then print it out for
presentation to their family doctor.
- Google Health - This free, online personal health record (PHR) system offered
by Google allows you to organize, track, monitor, and act on your health
information as needed. [Being phased out in 2012]
- HealtheMe - An open source PHR system developed as part of a Medicaid
eHealth transformation initiative for use in West Virginia – also known as HealtheMountaineer.
- Indivo - An emerging open source PHR system originally developed for use in
Children's Hospital in Boston.
- iHealth Record - A PHR solution originally
developed by Medem that enables patients to
build, manage, and securely share their personal health information with health
care providers that are members of the Medfusion Physician Network.
MS HealthVault - A free, online PHR system offered
by Microsoft that also connects with a wealth of online health information
and tools to help you manage your family's health.
- My HealtheVet - A free, online PHR system developed by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) for use by veterans.
- PHR News Portal - A portal provided by CMIO magazine to track the latest news
and information about PHR systems.
- Tolven ePHR - Enables consumers to record and selectively share healthcare information
about themselves and their family members in a secure manner.
* Links to other open source PHR systems will continue to be added. Also, a comprehensive list of open source health IT systems (HIT) is posted on Wikipedia - see Wikipedia List of Open Source Healthcare Software
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