Patients should be at the center of the healthcare universe. Personal Health Records are an integral part of the national debate on healthcare reform. But are patients' rights being considered in the move towards an interconnected health system? And will the infrastructure that emerges truly support and encourage the development and adoption of innovative new healthcare products and services? Are "Health Banks" the answer?

These were some of the issues explored at the first annual invited Harvard Medical School Meeting on Personally Controlled Health Records Infrastructure. This invitation-only event was held on October 10th and 11th, 2006 at the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.


Focus Magazine
Personally Controlled Health Records: Are They the Next Big Thing?
"There was a feeling of liveliness and collegiality as representatives from an extraordinary array of organizations ... met and mingled in Countway Library on Oct. 10 and 11."

PCHRI 2006 News

October 11, 2006

The Harvard Medical School Center for Biomedical Informatics presented to Professor Peter Szolovits of MIT the Award for Innovation in Personally Controlled Health Record Infrastructure (video) for creating the Guardian Angel vision.

Meeting Sponsors

  • Intel Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Harvard Medical School Center for Biomedical Informatics