HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Importance of personal health records draws support of American College of Physicians

(Washington) -- The importance of personal health records (PHRs) and other technologies that can help patients and physicians improve health care was underscored today by the American College of Physicians (ACP).

ACPs statement came in reaction to an announcement made by a group of large employers. Yesterday, the initial group of employers -- Wal-Mart, BP America, Intel, Pitney Bowes, and Applied Materials -- unveiled Dossia, a system the employers say will enable individuals to control their own medical data from multiple sources and to create and utilize their personal, private and portable electronic health records.

Representing primary care medicine through a membership of more than 120,000 members, ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty society. ACP emphasized that employers efforts will only succeed if they are integrated into clinical practice at the point of care as part of an ongoing relationship between the patient and his/her physician.

"ACP is leading the way with other professional societies -- including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) -- by working on a collaborative effort with employers to produce a patient-centered medical home (PC-MH) that will bring patient health records, electronic medical records and other technologies into the office to support an ongoing patient-physician relationship," said Lynne Kirk, MD, FACP, president of ACP. "The effort has enormous potential to transform clinical practice through collaboration among patients, employers, vendors and physicians." ACP is in discussions with payers, employers, and others to test elements of the PC-MH as well as a payment structure that recognizes and supports the benefits of care provided in a PC-MH. These demonstration projects will pay particular attention to the potential issues for small practices, which represent the majority of ACPs practicing members.

The PC-MH model calls for a voluntary recognition process
'"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
7-Dec-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
2. Making science personal: Lilly Oncology to unveil 76 studies at ASCO 2007
3. Monthly interpersonal psychotherapy prevents relapse of depression in many women
4. Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
5. The Clorox companys new personal care product lends a hand
6. U of MN study shows Twin Cities residents get exercise through personal lifestyle activities
7. Combination of personality traits increases risk for heart disease
8. Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders
9. OHSU Cancer Institute study points to future of personalized medicine
10. British public supports use of personal data for health research
11. Alcoholics with a borderline personality disorder are at greatest risk for suicidal behavior

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: