Evaluation of the Personal Health Record Pilot for Medicare Fee-For Service Enrollees from South Carolina. Conclusions and Recommendations

08/01/2009

The findings from the evaluation of the FFS PHR pilot provide valuable information to the PHR community on what is needed to design PHRs that are both useful and easy to use for Medicare beneficiaries.  Results also offer policymakers, consumers and providers the benefit of understanding the particular role that PHRs can play in the lives of Medicare beneficiaries.  The following conclusions elaborate on considerations related to the usability and utility of PHRs for beneficiaries, recommendations on usage data to track and suggestions for future areas of study. 

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