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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Mar 29, 2013

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In this episode Dr Chad Saunders explains the current and prospective role of the Personal Health Record (PHR) as a tool for patient safety and improved quality of care by defining the PHR, highlighting it's role in patient safety, and discussing the challenges associated with this type of technology.
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:
  • Define the "Personal Health Record"
  • Differentiate the Personal Health Record from Electronic Health Records
  • List and describe the 5 roles the PHR has in improving patient safety
  • Consider potential challenges and weaknesses of this technology


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