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Write about EMR (electronic medical record) and PHR (patient health record)...

1. Compare and contrast the EMR and PHR with respect to format, content, privacy, accessibility, and legal considerations.
2. Explain what you see as the specific benefits of the PHR for the patient and for the health care provider or organization.
3. Describe the cons of a PHR for patients and health care providers.
4. Describe current security and privacy issues related to PHRs.
5. Explain whether you have your own PHR, and why or why not. If not, are you considering developing your own?

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1. Compare and contrast the EMR and PHR with respect to format, content, privacy, accessibility, and legal considerations.

Electronic medical records ( EMR) are records that maintained by a single healthcare provider. They replaces a paper chart. The format and content of EMR are digital versions of the paper charts in clinician offices, clinics, and hospitals. EMRs contain notes and information collected by and for the clinicians in office, clinic or hospital. They used by providers for diagnosis and treatment. For accessibility, EMR are more valuable than paper records because they enable providers to track data over time, identify patients for preventive visists and screenings, monitor patients, and improve health care quality.
Personal Health Record ( PHR) are records created and updated by you. For example, it is the diet or exercise plan and progress . The format and content of PHRS contains "some types of information as EHRs." They "diagnoses, medications, immunizations, family medical histories, and providers ...

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Electronic medical records (EMR) are records that maintained by a single healthcare provider. They replaces a paper chart. 645 words comparing and contrasting the EMR and PHR are within.

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