Articles on the Impact of Personal Health Records

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

Social Media, PHRs Can Aid in Monitoring Chronic Diseases
May 2, 2011
Social networking tools, when paired with the use of personal health records, can be valuable in monitoring chronic diseases, according to a study published in PLoS ONE by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston, Healthcare IT News reports.

Impact of Health Literacy on Access and Use of a PHR
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Ted Eytan
This blog entry summarize the report The Literacy Divide: Health Literacy and the Use of an Internet-Based Patient Portal in an Integrated Health System—Results from the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, Volume 15, Issue S2, 2010, Pages 183 – 196

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