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NeHC Consumer Consortium attendeesI’m at the second face-to-face meeting of the Consumer Consortium of the National eHealth Collaborative, a gathering of 180+ stakeholder groups working on the consumer engagement aspect of health IT.

Everyone talks about PHRs as Personal Health Records, but one participant from Brooklyn (I don’t have his name yet) spoke about portable health records. My ears went “Ding ding ding ding!” like a prize bell on a game show.

The point of it – the benefit to the user – is that it’s portable. You can take it with you to any doctor or clinic, so the information is where it’s needed: with you.

What do you think?



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