2012, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Informática Médica 2012; 4 (1)
Mendoza SM, Osés SY
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ABSTRACTHealth is a field whose current projection has been moving towards a progressive incorporation of technology. Currently there is a paradigm change, pushing the concept of patient-oriented informatics, in order that the patients are actively involved in the care of their health. Changes in treatment approaches and technological advances enabled the birth of a new form of communication between doctors and patients: Personal Health Records. This study aims to explore ways to address the implementation of Personal Health Records to assess the possibility of its use in Cuba. It will help with the use of new technologies to offer patients a greater role in their health care. Cuba, despite its limitations, bet on the computerization of society. Adoption of Personal Health Records brings up a group of facilities and barriers to consider for success.