10. The Future

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch10

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) The Future, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch10

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332520

Online ISBN: 9781444323917



  • the future, getting research funding - for personal health records (PHRs), still in its infancy as per technologies;
  • YouTube, ways to watch a concert - without physically being in the concert hall;
  • future of sharing, and every clinician - PHRs, concerned about one medical record than several;
  • interesting futures, existing - medical records become a wiki rather than a blog;
  • patients, using computers to create records - bank transactions to government documents, and health care;
  • customers and service providers - different needs and workflow, working with their own copy of data;
  • good news, genomic sequencing companies - hiring usability professionals, of high cadre with fast impact;
  • genomic sequencing, being better and less expensive - faster than computers;
  • sequencing, not just understanding - understanding, not just acting alone, and the Carlson Curve;
  • 23andme, diseases for which - patients, at high risk relative to rest of population


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The future of sharing

  • Genomics

  • Using PHRs for research

  • References