Survey: Less Than Half of Physicians Support Full EHR Access for Patients
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Of the physicians surveyed, 65 percent believe patients should have limited access to their EHRs, and 4 percent think patients should not be able to access records at all. The survey also looked at physicians worldwide compared with those in the U.S.
In the U.S., 47 percent of physicians said patients should not be able to update lab test results, and 45 percent of physicians worldwide agreed. Seventy-nine percent of U.S. physicians think patients should be able to update their demographic information, while only 65 percent of physicians globally agree, according to the report.
Also, 53 percent of U.S. physicians believe EHRs have improved the quality of care and 84 percent said they are "somewhat or strongly committed" to promoting and using EHRs in their practice, according to the responses.
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