Pittsburgh health plan creates PHRs
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 24, 2007
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan has created personal health records for its nearly 500,000 members and will give them a jump-start in filling them.
The plan said it will automatically upload claims data into the records that will include prescriptions, office and emergency visits, hospitalizations, home health visits and diagnostic tests.
The plan also said members will be able to add to the reports and share them with doctors, family members or friends.
The plan's network includes 80 hospitals and more than 7,500 physicians in Western Pennsylvania.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/09/24/bibf0924.htm.