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Personal Health Records Bring Benefits, Limitations to Rheumatology Patient Care

Rheumatologists need to know a wealth of information to provide the best care to patients. Instead of tracking down volumes of reports and lab results from multiple providers, the rheumatology patient of the future may opt to use personal health records (PHRs). Electronic health records (EHRs) and patient portals as required by the federal government’s meaningful use program facilitate patient access to their personal health information, says rheumatologist Elana Oberstein, MD, MPH, medical director, EMA Rheumatology, Modernizing Medicine, Boca Raton, Fla.

By: Vanessa Caceres on in News