4. PHRs and Clinical Teams

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch4

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) PHRs and Clinical Teams, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch4

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



  • Your work - PHRs and clinical teams;
  • technology, new technologies - needing new techniques;
  • YouTube's slogan, “broadcast yourself” - value of internet, allowing videos and sharing;
  • personal health records (PHRs) - new ways of communicating with team, benefiting doctor and patients;
  • strategic importance of PHRs for teams;
  • second training, changes to workflow - colleagues time to accept and adopt;
  • third part of training - how to use the software;
  • PHRs, safest and swiftest with patients - which your team already knows;
  • writing in a patient-friendly way - which medical schools do not teach very well;
  • spending time fixing errors, the worse thing - to act on erroneous information


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Everyone has to be on board

  • Train your team

  • Stick to patients you know

  • Assume your writing is read

  • Say sorry and thank you (early and often)

  • Learn from patients

  • Relatives are part of your team

  • References