More Americans Access e-Records

Roughly 56 million Americans have accessed their medical information on a physician-maintained electronic health record and 41 million more would like to do so, a new industry report finds. Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2011, a study of consumer digital health trends, found remarkable growth in access of electronic health records by patients.

Also in a new study, Taking the Pulse U.S., the firm found that iPads and other tablet computers would likely accelerate EHR adoption among physicians. The tablets provide portability for doctors throughout the day, the company says.

Source: Nextgov

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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