Thursday, April 23, 2009

Three Million People Now Using Kaiser Permanente’s Personal Health Record

My Health Manager is Most Widely Used PHR, Offers Convenience and Health Management Tools
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente announced today that more than 3 million members are using My Health Manager, the personal health record available on The growing number of active users — now more than one-third of Kaiser Permanente’s 8.6 million members — demonstrates that consumers find the organization’s personal health record an effective, easy and convenient way to manage their care. This announcement comes during the annual Health 2.0 — 1x® conference in Boston, where leaders from Kaiser Permanente and other providers are collaborating to find the best ways to empower and engage patients in their own care.

Available to Kaiser Permanente adult members, My Health Manager allows members to securely access their personal health records from home, as well as e-mail their physicians, order prescriptions, make, change and cancel appointments for themselves or for family members, and even view lab results — all on the Web, and at no extra charge. Each month, more than 600,000 secure e-mail messages are sent to Kaiser Permanente doctors and clinicians, and more than 1.6 million lab test results are viewed online, making them two of the more popular features on My Health Manager.


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