Patient Access to Electronic Health Records: What Does the Doctor Order?
New Survey Reveals Doctors Believe Patients Should Update Electronic Health Records
A new Accenture survey shows that most U.S. doctors surveyed (82 percent) want patients to actively participate in their own healthcare by updating their electronic health records. However, only a third of physicians (31 percent) believe a patient should have full access to his or her own record, 65 percent believe patients should have limited access and 4 percent say they should have no access (See figure 1). These findings were consistent among 3,700 doctors surveyed by Accenture in eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States. HITECH Answers talked briefly with Frances Dare, Managing Director at Accenture about this study. Listen hear.