Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: Consumers as Network Participants

Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Access Policies for Networked Personal Health Information

Research Area: Health Information Technology

Keywords: Health Information Technology; Privacy Safeguard; Technology Policy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Explains why consumer participation can be transformative in health care as it has been in other sectors; why networked Personal Health Records (PHR) are a vital tool to empowering consumers, and how policies can help guide an emerging industry.