CAL2CAL is pleased to announce the launch of version 1.0 of CALPHR[USB]TM, a
clinical standard based digital personal health record management application designed to run on U3 USB Smart Drive.
CALPHR[USB]TM is designed to act as a complete day to day personal health information manager.
The Claremont Graduate University’s School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT),Medical & Bio Informatics Program HIM/IS 377, independently evaluated the beta version of calPHR under the guidance of Prof Samir Chatterjee. The report was invaluable in its recommendations and CAL2CAL has implemented them in the next release of calPHR. CAL2CAL would like to express its gratitude to SISAT, CGU and to Prof Chatterjee and the students of the HIM/IS program for this opportunity.
Personal Health Record (PHR) is a complete health record for an individual, typically maintained by the individuals themselves
or by their close family members and easily accessible to the concerned individual or to the medical service provider.
The trend now is to maintain the PHR in an electronic format which introduces portability and security for PHR.
PHRs are often complimentary to an EHR, or Electronic Health Record, which are commercially available enterprise level software systems generally designed for healthcare facilities and service providers. EHRs can handle detailed medical and clinical information for potentially several thousand individual and may include other features like support for radiology imaging, lab results, billing, patient scheduling etc.
Traditionally many individuals have been maintaining PHR on paper, sometimes simply as a collection of medical reports or lab results collated in a file. The trend now is to move from paper-based PHRs to an electronic PHR that provide portability and security. Electronic PHRs are now available for a variety of platforms – PCs, Internet, USB-based drives, PDAs and Smart Phones.
PHRs are being sponsored by employers, health insurance companies, clinical service providers and web-based service providers as a means for individuals to monitor their (and family) health and introduce healthy living choices.