Electronic Health Records: Week 8 Quiz

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Which organization is NOT mentioned in the text as having provided a definition of Personal Health Records (PHR)?

HL7

According to the text, what is the primary source of information in an individual's PHR?

Healthcare providers and the individual

What does AHIMA define the PHR as?

An electronic, universally available, lifelong resource of health information needed by individuals to make health decisions

Which organization is mentioned as describing PHR attributes in the text?

NCVHS

What is the format companion from HL7 for supporting the PHR?

ASTM CCR

What do PHRs aid in providing a natural extension of, according to the text?

Consumer empowerment

Who supports PHR adoption according to the text?

Federal government, health plans, employers, and vendors

What does AHIMA state about individuals' ownership and management of information in the PHR?

Owned and managed by individuals

What is recognized as a challenge offered by or perceived to exist in PHRs according to the text?

Disconnect between interest and actual utilization

What is one of the learning objectives related to Personal Health Records (PHRs) mentioned in the text?

Recognize variation in PHR definitions

What is the main purpose of Personal Health Records (PHRs)?

To enable individuals to manage their health information for education, decision making, and sharing with providers.

What does NCVHS observe about Personal Health Records (PHRs)?

They are evolving, and no standard definition exists.

What is the specification for transferring basic patient information between providers?

Continuity of Care Records (CCR)

What do Federal initiatives like Blue Button provide access to for Medicare beneficiaries?

Personal Health Records

What does Healthcare consumerism empower consumers with?

Information on healthcare quality and costs.

According to California HealthCare Foundation, what can Personal Health Records (PHRs) be in terms of confidentiality?

Confidential and Internet-based, controlled by the individual regarding information usage and access.

What organization defines Continuity of Care Records (CCR) as a specification for transferring basic patient information between providers?

ASTM International

Who determines access rights in Personal Health Records (PHRs)?

The individual

What did NCVHS observe about the evolution of Personal Health Records (PHRs)?

They are evolving, and no standard definition exists.

What does HL7 mention as components that may be included in Personal Health Records (PHRs)?

Ownership by the individual, privacy, access, control, maintenance, security, interoperability, and continuity of care records.

What is the main goal of employer-sponsored PHRs?

To empower employees to compare costs and services across care providers

What distinguishes health record banking from healthcare banks?

Health record banks serve as custodians of electronic healthcare information selected by the consumer

What is the current status of PHR utilization according to CHCF 2010?

Use is low but interest is strong

What is the most common model of personal health records?

One tethered to a provider

What is the main concern regarding PHR policies and practices?

Accuracy and fraudulent use

What are some of the challenges in sharing sensitive health information?

Authentication and minors' access

"Health 2.0" focuses on:

Consumer and provider interaction in the digital space

Study Notes

  • Personal Health Records (PHRs) are secure, private digital tools for managing health information, with the individual determining access rights. (AHIMA, 2005)
  • PHRs can be paper or electronic, simple to complex, and can include health information from various sources. (Connecting for Health, 2006)
  • PHRs enable individuals to manage their health information for education, decision making, and sharing with providers. (National Alliance for Health Information Technology)
  • PHRs can be confidential and Internet-based, controlled by the individual regarding information usage and access. (California HealthCare Foundation)
  • NCVHS observed that PHRs are evolving, and no standard definition exists. (NCVHS, 2006)
  • PHRs may include ownership by the individual, privacy, access, control, maintenance, security, interoperability, and continuity of care records (HL7)
  • Continuity of Care Records (CCR) is a specification for transferring basic patient information between providers, not an EHR, and not universally accessible. (ASTM International, HL7)
  • Healthcare consumerism empowers consumers with information on healthcare quality and costs. (Federal Government Initiatives)
  • Federal initiatives, such as Blue Button, provide access to Personal Health Records for Medicare beneficiaries. (Blue Button, myPHR)

Test your knowledge on personal health records (PHR) and their definitions, attributes, and functionality as described by various organizations such as AHIMA, Connecting for Health, CMS, and NCVHS. This quiz will also cover the topic of reading personal health records as per the specified chapter.

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