“I am a woman with adopted children. I need a way to organize health histories provided from other sources. When my girls first came to the US, they were not eating well and they were not growing as expected. I had to work with my doctor to find correct growth charts for Asian children and then we developed a plan to monitor what the girls were eating and compare their weight and height to the corresponding growth charts for their race and ethnicity.
“A PHR would offer a much easier way to work with all this information. It would also provide a better way to help guide parental decisions and track health related behaviors and outcomes. It would result in better health patterns becoming established and reinforced for both the mother and the children.”