RWJF looks at daily life in personal health records

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report outlining the first phase of its project to develop the next generation of personal health records. Interdisciplinary research teams worked for 18 months to develop PHRs that allow patients to collect information from their daily lives, providing patients and their clinicians insights that are unattainable in records that reflect only clinical encounters.

The next round of teams will work with providers and patients to assess whether collecting information from patients’ daily lives can help them better manage chronic illnesses. More on the project can be found at www.projecthealthdesign.org.

(SOURCES: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, June 18, 2009; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, http://projecthealthdesign.org, accessed July 6, 2009)