What are the benefits of an employer-sponsored personal health record?

Many employers believe that supplying personal health records (PHRs) for their employees is a good way to introduce responsibility and wellness in healthcare. Examples of benefits of an employer-sponsored PHR may include a reduced or low cost, a link to the employer-sponsored health plan and the ability to add or input information not related to the consumer's health plan. A disadvantage may be that if the individual leaves the employer for another company, the PHR may remain behind.

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