82% of Physicians Want Patients to Update Their Own EHRs, But Few Want Them to Have Full Access

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A new survey, by Accenture, shows that a majority of U.S. physicians want patients to participate in their own healthcare by updating their electronic health records, but only a few of them believe that a patient should have full access to his or her EHR.

Accenture surveyed 3,700 physicians in eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States.

Key findings from the survey are:

•    Eighty-two percent of U.S. respondents wanted patients to update their own EHRs.
•    Only 31 percent of U.S. physicians reported that patients should have full access to their EHRs.
•    Sixty-five percent of U.S. respondents reported that patients should have limited access to their EHRs.
•    Four percent of U.S. physicians reported that patients should have no access to their EHRs.

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