9. Finance

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch9

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Finance, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch9

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



  • finance, and electronic health record (EHR) - US clinicians, those not having electronic health record (EHR), where governments can help;
  • money generation, new ways of working - new resources supporting it;
  • the payer, holding doctors responsible - improved quality of service, increasingly adopted;
  • salaried clinicians, and health systems - limited financial incentives in pilots;
  • Kaiser Permanente, in measuring success - publishing trial results;
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of its largest children's hospital - using Patients Know Best personal health record (PHR), reduce costs of data sharing across institutions;
  • other financial benefits for health systems - counting overhead costs of face-to-face consultations;
  • fee for service, efficiency and customer retention - prompting fee-for-service payments in online consultations;
  • electronic PHR workflow - governments encouraging patients to take over payment decisions;
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - investing in personal health records research, funds phase 2 of Project Health Design


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ask to be paid

  • Salaried clinicians

  • Fee for service

  • Payments from patients

  • Capital investments

  • Research funding

  • References