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Table 1 Model for functionalities of a Patient-Centered Health Information System

From: MyPreventiveCare: implementation and dissemination of an interactive preventive health record in three practice-based research networks serving disadvantaged patients—a randomized cluster trial

Level 1 Functionality: patient reported information Collect information, such as self-reported demographic and risk factor information as well as patient reported outcomes
Level 2 Functionality: existing clinical information Integrate patient reported information with existing clinical information from electronic health records and/or claims data
Level 3 Functionality: interpretation of information Interpret information for the patient by translating clinical findings into lay language and delivering health information through a user-friendly interface
Level 4 Functionality: individualization of information Provide individualized recommendations to the patient, such as screening reminders, based on the patient’s risk profile and on evidence-based guidelines
Level 5 Functionality: patient activation and engagement Facilitated informed patient action integrated with primary and specialty care through the provision of vetted health information resources, decision aids, risk calculators, personalized motivational messages, and logistical support for appointments and follow-up
  1. LEGEND. Adapted from Krist AH, Woolf SH. A vision for Patient-Centered Heath Information Systems. JAMA 2011; 305(3):300-301.