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July/August 2011 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 10-13
Chimezie Ogbuji, Case Western Reserve University
Karthik Gomadam, Accenture Technology Labs
Charles Petrie, Stanford CS Logic Group

Contemporary Web-based architectures can help address the technological and architectural challenges inherent to modern personal health record (PHR) systems. Current research in the area of healthcare informatics has focused on incorporating Web-based technology for PHR systems' primary functions. This special issue presents work in this area of research.

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Index Terms:
electronic healthcare records, personal health records, healthcare, Internet, Web-based architecture
Chimezie Ogbuji, Karthik Gomadam, Charles Petrie, "Web Technology and Architecture for Personal Health Records," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 10-13, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.99
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