EHRWatch.com, October 13, 2011
BEI Commentary: Consumer interest in accessing their medical information on EHRs is increasing as expected.
Results of a new study from Manhattan Research reveal that an estimated 56 million U.S. consumers have accessed their medical information on an EHR system maintained by their physician. An additional 41 million consumers are interested in accessing such information, according to the pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company’s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2011 study of consumer digital health trends.
The findings come from an online and phone survey of 8,745 U.S. adults (age 18 and over) conducted during the third quarter of 2011.
Additionally, the company’s Taking the Pulse study of U.S. physicians concludes that EHR adoption is rising among doctors, and “will likely accelerate as iPads and other tablets facilitate EHR access for doctors on the move throughout the workday.” Read More