We often debate what we should call our cornerstone product, our, MyeMHR Personal Health Record, is it a PHR? Is it an HIE? Population Health? It touches on all of these. Lately, we came to the conclusion that it is a personal “clinical dashboard”. So why is it more than just a PHR? So now we debate the idea of PHR vs Clinical Dashboard.

PHRs have been around for some time. They are typically created in one of three ways. Some EHRs create a PHR platform and make it available via a patient portal. Another method is for the patient to enter the information into a PHR platform. These are fairly straightforward, but it is up to the patient to enter the data correctly. A third method is for PHR vendors to act as proxies and request information on behalf of patients. In our experience, this method is rather ineffective, as healthcare systems have little incentive to make this information available.

Our method of collecting information on behalf of the patient is seamless and transparent to the healthcare system. This is one of the key factors that drive the effectiveness and accuracy of our data. It also makes our data more timely for population health and true health information exchange.

Our Platform: PHR vs Clinical Dashboard

But, why is our platform more than a PHR? Quite simply, it is because our platform contains a suite of tools that can be used in a variety of ways for the patient.

First, it is a care collaboration platform. It allows for caregivers and patient proxies (family or others) to actively participate in the care of the patient.

Second, it is a platform for home health. This is especially useful for chronic care patients and home-bound adults. Our suite of devices can be set up with alerts and reminders for taking tests. Alerts are sent when tests are not taken, or results vary from established parameters.

Third, our platform is a foundation for telehealth and extending care beyond current boundaries. On our platform, you can request a second opinion from any physician in the country! That physician, should he accept your request, can interact with you via our embedded telemedicine platform to provide input.

Additionally, patients can use our integrated FDA approved differential diagnosis system. The system is certified at 95.1% accurate when given three or more symptoms. This is several steps above many of the free services currently available on the internet.

And that is only the beginning. The capabilities of our platform go deep and wide. For more information, we encourage you to contact us to set up a demo.