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Understanding PHRs

What is a PHR?

What are the benefits of a PHR?

What is a patient portal?

What is secure messaging?

What is a health record bank?

What is the difference between an EHR and a PHR?

What are the different types of PHR models that are available today?

What basic features and functions are available for PHRs?

How can PHRs be modified to support elderly/disabled populations?

Do PHRs offer multi-language support?

Have PHRs been developed specifically for the pediatric population?

How do I implement a PHR?

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