Patient Privacy Rights grades five PHRs

Platforms provided by employers and insurers received an “F” rating from the report card.

…Katz said PPR could not grade the Partners/Programs on every category.  Some categories did not apply, and others could not be verified. Primarily, PPR wants to drive home that each Program/Partner has its own privacy policy and those policies can really vary, said Katz.

“We think it’s really critical for the public to understand how the personal health record works,” said Deborah Peel, MD, founder of Patient Privacy Rights. “Our focus is on control. Really what matters is patients see who is using their information and for what purpose.”

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