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Personal Health Records Could Spur Patients To Obtain Preventive Care

A study published in the Annals of Family Medicine finds that patients who use an interactive personal health record tool are more likely to obtain cancer screenings and certain other preventive services than patients without access to the PHR tool.

Researchers found that after 16 months:

* 25% of patients who used the interactive PHRs were up-to-date on their preventive care, up from less than 14% when the study began; and

*  Less than 13% of patients who received standard care were up-to-date on their preventive care, up from 11% when the study began.

See on www.ihealthbeat.org

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