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Are personal health records (PHRs) facilitating patient safety? A scoping review.

Joseph AL, Monkman H, Kushniruk AW, et al. Are personal health records (PHRs) facilitating patient safety? A scoping review. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022;294:535-539. doi: 10.3233/shti220516

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June 15, 2022
Joseph AL, Monkman H, Kushniruk AW, et al. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022;2022:535-539.

Patient portals allow patients and their caregivers to read clinical notes, view test results, and communicate with their provider, with the goal of improving patient safety. This scoping review found limited evidence of improved patient safety with the use of patient portals. Additionally, the authors found multiple naming conventions, such as patient portal, personal health record, and personal medical record.

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Joseph AL, Monkman H, Kushniruk AW, et al. Are personal health records (PHRs) facilitating patient safety? A scoping review. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022;294:535-539. doi: 10.3233/shti220516