Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Survey: Most wary of electronic medical records

Astor, Will. "Survey: Most Wary of Electronic Medical Records." Rochester Business Journal, August 1, 2012.

From the article: "Despite seeing some value in electronic medical records, a majority of U.S. consumers are not comfortable with digital tracking of their own health information, a Harris Interactive Inc. survey found.

Conducted for Xerox Corp., the survey is the third annual poll tracking U.S. consumer preferences on electronic health records.

Only 26 percent of respondents said they wanted to see their health information tracked electronically, and 85 percent expressed concerns over digital tracking of their health information.

Despite respondents’ higher levels of personal discomfort with EMR, 40 percent said they see digital record keeping as improving health care. That is the same percentage who gave that answer in 2010. In 2011, 42 percent said they saw EMR as improving health care."
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See also

"Only 26 Percent of Americans Want Electronic Medical Records, Says Xerox Survey." Xerox website, July 31, 2012.