Washington state to test PHR use:

08/25/2008 | Healthcare IT News

Three communities in Washington state will share $1.7 million in grant funding to pilot the use of consumer-directed health care records using Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault to see if they are useful and feasible. Currently, most of a medical history is in a variety of locations and it is difficult to see a whole history. "Making health information available online to patients, families, caregivers and health consumers is a critical step toward a more streamlined health care system," said the CEO of one of the participating facilities.

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