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Healthcare Data Sets and Standards

1. With companies like Google and Microsoft entering the Personal Health Record field, what concerns result?

2. Why are standards such as the Continuity of Care Record important to healthcare?

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1. There are several concerns with companies like Google and Microsoft entering the PHR field, mainly usability, access, and privacy. Outside PHR's are mainly entered by the patient, which requires the person to have some familiarity with computers and online databases. There is also an issue of deciphering the medical records by the patient since doctors and nurses often times write in medical terminology and short hand. Access is an issue ...

Solution Summary

This reviews the concerns that may arise when using companies like Google and Microsoft to record Personal Health Records of patients.