Personal Health Record (PHR)

Your definition of well-being is like your medical care—personal. No one else has the exact same health care needs or goals for life as you do, which is why no one else should control your care. That’s why the State of Connecticut created goPHR, an electronic, web-based personal health record service, powered by the Department of Social Services (DSS). goPHR is a simple, secure way to manage your care, so you can focus on being well. This mobile-friendly, free technology automatically collects, organizes and stores all of your important health information in one secure place.

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A place you can access anytime—day and night—no matter where you are. Specifically designed for people like you, goPHR alleviates the stress and concerns associated with receiving care so you can take ownership of your health.

Take a few minutes to learn more about goPHR.

A brief video about the PHR

Updated: Health IT for You: Giving You Access to Your Medical Records When and Where They're Needed

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What is a PHR?

A PHR is a personal health record tool that helps you securely and confidentially store and monitor health information, electronically. These records are automatically pulled from a variety of sources, including hospital networks and claims.

With a PHR, you can review near real-time information on your health, as well as share it with providers when necessary. These reports can include:

  • Diagnosis lists

  • Medication lists

  • Lab results

  • Immunization histories

Key benefits of a PHR:

  • Secure: No one—including doctors, care managers or family—will have access to your health information without you disclosing it to them.

  • Portable: Independent of any provider or insurance, a PHR stays with you through life. Plus, you can access your health records from any computer or portable device with your username and password, whenever you need to.

  • Easy to Use: You have the ability to manage your records on the spot.

  • Informative: The information you choose to include can come from a variety of sources such as primary care physicians, specialists and personal monitoring devices.

Please note, the reports on a PHR are separate from, and do not replace, the legal record of any health care provider. Take a few minutes to learn more about your rights regarding your health information.

Your Health Information, Your Rights:

Video 1 - Your Health Information, Your Rights

Video 2 - Your Health Information, Your Rights

Video 3 - Your Health Information, Your Rights


Reference Materials:

goPHR Fact Sheet 

 

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