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Personal health records in Dutch hospitals : is hte hype already over?

Dubbink, D.F. (2013) Personal health records in Dutch hospitals : is hte hype already over?

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Abstract:Personal Health Records, which are electronic, universally available,lifelong resources of health information [87] claim to bridge the gap between obedient patients and informed, involved and percipient patients [13]. They can assist patients as well as healthy people in their health care process and give patients the opportunity to monitor their health. Usage of PHRs can create more awareness about the current health status and can help to achieve a healthier life. There is a growing interest in PHRs and since the development of a nationwide EHR has been shut down by the Dutch government [20], hope is set on the development of PHRs in order to track an individual’s health. In addition, in combination with already established regional EHR’s, PHRs claim higher quality of healthcare, more efficiency and greater patient trust in health care [13]. EHRs are already established in the vast majority of the hospitals and therefore, the current presence and development of PHRs is investigated in Dutch hospitals to uncover the status quo. Research Design By means of a thorough literature research, important elements and theoretical benefits of PHRs in hospital setting were retrieved. Thereafter, IT experts and physicians from seven distinct Dutch hospitals were questioned about the current status of presence and development of PHRs in their hospitals.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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