30 Mar Ten ways Wal-Mart uses IT to improve healthcare
Personal Health Records could help fix America’s healthcare crisis. According to Dossia, a non-profit consortium of large companies, including Wal-Mart, committed to providing electronic records to employees, advantages better health and lower costs.
1. Personal control
Individuals control what health information goes in and out of their records, who has access to those records, and how much access they should have. Dossia’s founders don’t have access to employees’ health records.
2. Portable health data
Consumers can continue to access their health information, even when they move from their current employer, physician, pharmacy or health insurance provider. Users aren’t tied to any one health plan or doctor or PHR or system.
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