Personal health record as a backbone for primary healthcare in developing countries
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Increasingly, the ability to improve the efficiency, safety and quality of care is being recognized across the primary health sector. Increased focus on "seamless delivery of care", particularly for those with complex care needs, has highlighted the requirement for improved information exchange between health service providers. Personal Health records (PHR) as a transmission of personal health information can be powerful tools for linking the fragmented information that exists between services and allow providers immediate access to essential clinical information. This research is to make known how personal health records (PHR) can be of a greater support or possible as a backbone for continual of service for primary health care. The acquisition of knowledge by this research is about how personal health records can contribute to the planning of efficient patient s information which in the long run helps in acquiring the rightful treatment and which also results in the benefit of primary health organization members in the whole. The results illustrate the conceptions of the need to in cooperate and encourage the use of personal health records which in the long effect can serve as a backbone for the existing primary healthcare.