The WSJ article discusses the idea that individuals over age 50
Are increasingly looking for improved ways to monitor their health and make better, more informed choices. Many companies believe that personalized health records (PHRs) are the answer.
However, according to the article, less than 5% of the online population uses internet-based PHRs.
One reason posted to explain this lack of interest is that the need to use the Internet for health information is simply not deemed necessary. The author of the article briefly discusses some of the pros and cons of the three major PHRs available on the market and explores where they could go in the future.