Users collect and upload their entire health information (medical history, current conditions, medications, procedures, allergies, test results, immunization records, and personal profile) at one place.
Have all health information available online to the healthcare providers.
By tracking and sharing the past and current health information to healthcare providers, individuals make the healthcare service delivery safer, less costly, more efficient and accessible.
Up-to-date health information and disease risk alerts.
Immaturity of HIT system – a number of PHR providers & different models in the market.
Comprehensive functions--Drug interaction reminder, Appointment reminder, Provide medication alternatives, Public health alert
Partnership with Pharmacies, Health Insurers and HCOs.
Candidate Products :
1) Google Health
Free internet-based tool
2) Health Frame http://www.recordsforliving.com/HealthFrame/ Commercial Software program (Free-standing)
Free internet-based tool
Google health Why not HealthVault?--User interface thin Advantages Disadvantages
Can’t keep track of medical expenses
Partnership with the largest health insurers & Hospitals & Pharmacies—directly import records.
System transmitted insurance billing codes to Google Health, not doctors’ diagnoses
No date attached with the conditions
Graphing test results
Incompleteness and inaccuracy problems with importing medical records Health Suggestions & Alerts Incomplete-- do not support information of health insurance Covert paper records
No appointment arrangement and reminder
Health topics-- from symptoms to treatment to medication
Incomplete list of transferable health record
Health Frame Advantages Disadvantages Encounters—appointment reminder Charge-- $ 39.95 Family History Summary Weak Partnerships Health Provider List—individuals & Org. Can’t import records automatically Graphs-BP, BG, BL, etc (+user define) Free-standing—access problem Activities--diet, smoking, exercise Poor interoperability Calendar Can’t keep track of medical expenses Reports
WebMD Advantages Disadvantages Free Poor Compatibility/Partnership Health Risk Assessment Tool Medical records can only be entered manually Child Health Manager (Health Tracker) Less subcategories –not specified on targeted patients Access from both individual’s end and provider’s end—through WebMD ID Can’t keep track of medical expenses Family Health Files No Graph review Medication Choice Advice No appointment arrangement and reminder Rich Internal Source of Health Information No online prescription request and refill support
Overall Comparison Product Cost Easy to use Product stability Function Diversity Product compatibility Product development Technical support Google Health XXX XXX XX XX XXX XXX X HealthFrame XX XX XX XXX X XX XX WebMD XXX XXX X XX X XX X X: Poor XX: Medium XXX: Good