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CMS Gives PHRs
A Vote of Confidence

Kathryn Mackenzie, Technology Editor

Personal health records are gaining wider acceptance among even those who are typically slow to adopt new technologies. Case in point: CMS has announced it has chosen four companies to participate in a pilot program in which Medicare patients can choose one of four commercial PHRs to maintain their health record information electronically. [Read More]
 
December 2, 2008  
 
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UnitedHealth enters the PHR market with launch of new Web site
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has launched its own Web site for people to store their personal health information. The move makes UnitedHealth the first major health insurer to offer the service for free to all consumers, not just health-plan members. [Read More]

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