7. Technology

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch7

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Technology, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch7

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 practice, and technology - clinicians, describing themselves as technophobes;
  • medicine, being filled with technology - clinicians using this to help patients;
  • information technology (IT), next wave of innovation - in helping professionals, work built around information;
  • four building blocks in IT - data, hardware, software and networks;
  • PHR data, in use - when software works with the data;
  • PHR data formats, crucial - for continuity of care record (CCR) and continuity of care document (CCD);
  • PHR hardware - doctor's and patient's hardware, being connected;
  • IT department, in prevention - of doctor's hardware connection directly with the patients';
  • PHR software and patient's use - patient and clinician connecting through different routes;
  • regional data networks - sharing clinical data, for saving time, money and lives


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • IT 101

  • PHR data

  • PHR hardware

  • PHR software

  • Collecting data from patients

  • Regional data networks

  • Outsource your IT department

  • References