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AHIMA Launches New Interactive myPHR.com Web Site
Date:7/15/2009

Web site's content is now audience-specific, fosters feedback

CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an emergency, immediate access to your vital health information can mean the difference between life and death. Personal health records (PHRs) often help ease the tension and uncertainty about your health and medical history especially during unexpected healthcare encounters. To increase its PHR public outreach, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) today launched the new myPHR.com Web site that will channel important health information to healthcare consumers, including the seven audience segments most inclined to embrace PHRs -- parents, students, seniors, caregivers, chronically ill, travelers and athletes.

"Being actively involved in your personal healthcare is paramount to sustaining and improving your health," said AHIMA Board President Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, CCS. "The personal health record is a key to gaining control and improving your health. AHIMA's myPHR.com provides you with the tools you need to start and maintain your own PHR."

Typically, healthcare consumers who actively participate in their own care have better results. The seven populations highlighted on myPHR.com are more apt to quickly realize the benefits of PHRs in managing their health information and their healthcare. For this reason, content and resources on the new Web site have been created to specifically address their needs. Each audience segment features recent news and success stories on health-related topics that are pertinent to a specific community, frequently asked questions are now more relevant to each audience segment, and the helpful links tool has been customized for each audience section. Other new content includes:

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