There is an interesting paper by Roehrs and colleagues (Roehrs et al, 2017) titled ‘Personal Health Records: A Systematic Literature Review’.
In their taxonomy they identify the structure of the PHR as a key theme from their examination of the literature. The structure of the PHR is classified according to
- Data type
- Standards applied to the PHR
The structure of the PHR is referenced in Table 5 in the paper.
Personal Health Records
The concept of Personal Health Records (PHR) is distinct from Electronic Health Records (EHR). EHR’s are records created by a healthcare organisation whereas PHR’s consist of health records collected by a person from multiple sources (which can also include an EHR). This concept relates to healthcare apps and other sources of healthcare data.
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