60% of New York patients don't think providers spend too much time on computers, survey finds

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The majority of New York residents — 60 percent — said "no" when asked whether their physician spent too much time on a laptop or computer during their medical visit, according to a HEALTHeLINK survey. Thirty-seven percent said "yes."

For the survey, HEALTHeLINK asked 1,000 consumers in western New York about their attitudes toward electronic sharing of patient information.

Eighty-two percent of respondents agreed electronic access to patient information is beneficial for healthcare. Fifty-one percent of respondents also indicated they believe EHRs make healthcare "more safe," compared to 18 percent who said "less safe" and 24 percent who said "no impact."

To access the HEALTHeLINK survey, click here.

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