Developing a personal health record for community-dwelling older adults and clinicians: Technology and content

Karen A Monsen, Bonnie L Westra, Nadine Paitich, Dawn Ekstrom, Susan C. Mehle, Maggie Kaeding, Sajeda Abdo, Gowtham Natarajan, Uday Kumar Raju Ruddarraju

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Abstract

To empower older consumers and improve health outcomes, a consumerfriendly personal health record (PHR) is needed. The purpose of this article was to evaluate PHR technology and content for older community-dwelling consumers. Specific aims were to: (a) develop a secure, web-based application for a PHR to enable interoperable exchanges of data between consumers and clinicians; (b) develop structured, evidence-based shared care plan content for the PHR using an interface terminology standard; and (c) validate the shared care plans with consumers. An interoperable webbased form was developed. The standardized PHR content was developed by expert panel consensus using the Omaha System problem list and care plans, and validated by consumer interviews. Evidence-based shared care plans for 21 problems common among community-dwelling older adults were developed and encoded with Omaha System terms for data capture in the PHR. An additional problem, Neighborhood-workplace safety, was identified by consumers and will be added to the care plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Monsen, K. A., Westra, B. L., Paitich, N., Ekstrom, D., Mehle, S. C., Kaeding, M., Abdo, S., Natarajan, G., & Ruddarraju, U. K. R. (2012). Developing a personal health record for community-dwelling older adults and clinicians: Technology and content. Journal of gerontological nursing, 38(7), 21-25. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20120605-03