Portable health record provides an opportunity for harvesting large quantities of personal health information of individuals on the go without necessarily visiting a health care facility or health provider. This in turn enables healthcare provider to have access to useful information needed for diagnosis and treatment of patients. Today, more tools are available to healthcare providers when delivering healthcare to individuals. In this context, tools implied are core health informatics technologies, such as software applications, digital medical devices. The use of these tools will greatly improve delivery of health care because of the potential to receive timely personal health information from the individuals’ portable health records.
KeywordsHealth record Health informatics Technology Healthcare delivery
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