Literature Review and Environmental Scan: Evaluation of Personal Health Records Pilots for Fee-for-Service Medicare Enrollees. Chapter 3. Medicare FFS Beneficiaries and PHRs


There are many challenges inherent to the development, implementation, access and use of high value-add PHRs. When developing PHRs for senior citizens such as Medicare FFS Beneficiaries, a number of additional factors must be taken into account. Key aspects that must be considered include the demographics of this population, their levels of computer and health literacy, and their predominant health issues. The remainder of this chapter addresses the unique aspects of the Medicare FFS Beneficiary population in relation to the use of PHRs.

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