Rapid progress or lengthy process? electronic personal health records in mental health

January 2011
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of electronic personal health records (ePHRs) in mental health. An ePHR is described as an electronic database of an individual's health information which is accessible to and maintained by the patient. It also highlights several difficulties in using ePHR including access to information technology, identifying relevant populations and the handling of sensitive information. Special focus is paid on the concept of empowerment and its relation with ePHRs.


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