Thursday, November 13, 2008

Medicare PHR Pilot Project

HealthcareIT News reports on the announcement of a Medicare personal health record (PHR) pilot project that will be made available to Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona and Utah.

The four PHR companies selected out of almost 40 who applied to participate in the pilot are: Google Health, HealthTrio, and PassportMD.

The Arizona Republic has more on the pilot project. More background information on CMS's PHR projects.

Tip to iHeathBeat on the article.

UPDATE: Today's iHealthBeat indicates that interoperable PHRs could result in$21B savings per study conducted by Center for Information Technology Leadership. Read the press release and full Value of Personal Health Records report.

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