Personal Health Record (PHR)

A complete or partial health record under the custodianship of a person(s) (e.g. a patient or family member) that holds all or a portion of the relevant health information about that person over their lifetime. This is also a person-centric health record, but unlike the EHR, the patient has control or “custodianship” over the record, rather than the health care provider. (Canada Health Infoway, 2017)

This record may be maintained using electronic tools such as consumer Apps or web-based resources.

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