Personal Health Record (PHR)

Individually curated record of personal health history and ongoing health events which may be shared with health service providers.

A PHR allows individuals to record and track their own health history, observations and outcomes.

Canada Health Infoway: A complete or partial health record under the custodianship of a person(s) (e.g. a patient or family member) that holds all or a portion of the relevant health information about that person over their lifetime. This is also a person-centric health record.

Related Concepts

    • Synonyms: Computerized Based Patient Record, Electronic Patient Record

    • Canadian Convention: Digital Health Records

    • Terminology: MeSH