Wednesday, January 11, 2012

U.S. Docs Rate IT Benefits Lower Than Docs Around the World

Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News, Jan. 10, 2012

From the article: "Doctors who routinely use health IT perceived more benefits in improving healthcare delivery, according to a new Accenture survey of more than 3,700 doctors across eight countries. ..American physicians rated the benefits of EMR and HIE lower than their international colleagues:
  • The U.S. had the lowest number of doctors (45 percent) who indicated healthcare IT would improve diagnostic decisions – compared with 61 percent globally.
  • Forty-five percent reported that technology leads to improved health outcomes for patients, against a survey average of 59 percent.
  • Forty-Seven percent of U.S. doctors reported that healthcare technology has helped improve quality of treatment decisions – compared with 61 percent globally." Read more
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Accenture, Dec. 22, 2011