Saturday, March 03, 2007

Senator Patrick Kennedy H.R.6289 Bill promotes PHRs, Personal Health Records

Recommends using a combination of public and private funds and actually provides a financial incentive to physicians to promote their use. SV

Personalized Health Information Act of 2006 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program to provide financial incentives for the establishment of interactive qualifying personal health records for Medicare and other patients and their health care providers in order to: (1) provide patients access to and control over their personal health data and information and educational information; and (2) make available to authorized health care providers a more accurate minimum data set of patient information. Directs that under the program each qualified physician receives an incentive payment for each qualifying patient.

HR 6289

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