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