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A record is a PHR if:
- it's secure, usable and online
- it's managed by the person who the record is about and they can add information to their PHR
- it stores information about that person’s health, care and wellbeing
- health and care sources can add information to the PHR
PHRs are sometimes called other things, like patient portals. They are PHRs if they meet this PHR definition.
This toolkit supports health and care organisations in England to commission, develop or manage Personal Health Records (PHRs) and other citizen-facing tools.
Learn about our PHR definition, guidance on financial support, service transformation case study and user needs guide.
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