5. Educating Patients

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch5

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Educating Patients, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch5

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



  • educating patients;
  • patients, learning by themselves - not the doctor's responsibility, to teach patients;
  • patients, waiting for doctors' encouragement;
  • informing consent - testing patient's comprehension;
  • ethically, important to test - understanding of doctor's instructions;
  • long Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contracts;
  • checking with a PHR - patient agreeing to enter data about themselves online, in a system they control;
  • common complaints, from clinicians - patients coming with printouts;
  • Google custom search engine, and custom search - for patients with primary immune deficiencies;
  • PHR use, accessing data online - having the patient print it off for your records


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Patients are waiting for your encouragement

  • Informing consent: test your patient's comprehension

  • Identifying resources: curation over creation

  • Turning your patients into data gatherers

  • Dealing with emergencies

  • Reference