Engaging patients in the self-management decision-making provides opportunities for positive health outcomes. The process of shared decision-making (SDM) is touted as the pinnacle of patient-centred care, yet it has been difficult to implement in practice. Access to tools resulting from the integration of all health data and clinical evidence, and an ease of communications with care providers are needed to engage patients in self management decision-making. Personal health record (PHR) technology is a promising approach for overcoming such barriers. Yet there is a scarcity of studies on system design for SDM via PHR. This paper describes the design and implications of a system for SDM via PHR.
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