iHealthRecord is an online health information resource launched in 2005. It allows patients to see, change and share medical records on the Internet through a service launched by a company set up by a coalition of professional medical groups.
The service is a secure, confidential interactive personal health record system that not only stores personal health information for patients but also provides interactive programs that help people to better understand medical conditions and medications, all at no cost to patients.
iHealthRecord permits patients to control their own records while allowing doctors vital access when they need it, eventually reducing the risks of mistakes, such as prescribing errors. It is hoped that the service can provide a way to replace thick medical charts and swap information without the need for costly, time-consuming office visits.