Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently announced his intent to make PHRs available to all state employees. He's now decided he wants them for all the state's residents. It's likely that the PHRs would be housed on something like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault with state-built front ends to manage the data. The governor believes that when more have access to PHRs, they'll clamor for EHRs, thus spreading that adoption.

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