Optum Expands Record-Sharing

March 2009
Best's Review;Mar2009, Vol. 109 Issue 11, p23
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a free portable personal health record (PHR) designed by OptumHealth Inc. that can be shared to physicians, family members and others in the U.S. The PHR offers similar portability and sharing capability that people with PHRs establish through their employers' OptumHealth private health portals. Using the portable PHR, people can transfer their PHR information from an OptumHealth-managed health portal directly into a Microsoft HealthVault account.


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