The Foundation's program, Catalyzing a Health Information Environment to Support Individuals and Families, was designed to expand the personal health records vision and encourage the market to develop a variety of products that will meet the diverse needs of patients. Many observers see personal health records (PHRs) as a potentially "disruptive innovation" that will help consumers gain more control of their health. Today, most PHRs are essentially electronic copies of patient medical records that patients can view online. However, for PHRs to be most effective, they must reflect the needs of the patients who will use them and they must be able to support a wide range of add-on functions and services. The purpose of this project is to expand the PHR vision and encourage the market to develop a variety of products that will meet the diverse needs of patients. This grant provides technical assistance and direction support for grantees to: (1) develop patient-centered designs for PHR systems; and (2) develop prototypes of these systems.
Amount Awarded $354,696.00
Awarded on: 4/25/2007
Time frame: 5/1/2007 - 5/31/2008
Grant Number: 61163