In its simplest form, the PHR is a stand alone system where the _______________enters data.
Correct Answer: patient
Rationale : In its simplest form, the PHR is a stand alone system where the patient enters his or her own data. On
the other hand, PHR functionality can be provided by allowing patients to view their own health information that
is stored in their health care provider's EHR. There are commercially available PHRs ranging from stand-alone
systems to Web-based applications.
Cognitive Level: Analyzing
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
PHRs and their functions are becoming more important in health care delivery systems. There are a multitude of
benefits associated with the PHR. Which of the following is not a potential benefit associated with the PHR and
1. May confuse and worry patients
2. Avoids letters and phone calls
3. Reduces patient waiting time
4. All data are confidential