08 Jan Report: EMR market to grow 14% through 2012, spurred by PHRs
As EMR adoption gains in U.S. healthcare, internet-based personal health records (PHRs) will influence the healthcare industry, according to a new report from healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information.
Patients can obtain information, such as laboratory results, radiology reports, medication lists and culture test results with the click of a mouse. Kalorama’s report, “U.S. Markets for EMR Technology,” examined how the focus of ownership of medical records is shifting from one that is distributed among various healthcare providers to one that is shared and controlled by both the patient and the provider.