Consumer Technical Brief
Markle Connecting for Health
This document accompanies the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information. The framework proposes a set of practices that, when taken together, encourage appropriate handling of personal health information as it flows to and from personal health records (PHRs) and similar applications or supporting services.
This policy brief explores how “Millie”—a 21st Century consumer—would benefit under a Common Framework to help her obtain and control electronic copies of her personal health information and connect to health information services. Her character illustrates the needs of millions of U.S. adults who could benefit from greater connectivity in health and health care. The brief provides an overview of the technology resources in the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, and it is the companion to the Consumer Policy Brief.