7 most helpful types of EHR information for patients

Forty-four percent of U.S. residents have accessed their EHR, while 32 percent say they do not have an EHR, according to Accenture's 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health.

The survey includes responses from 2,301 adult U.S. residents.

While a majority of survey respondents — 36 percent — say their primary reason for accessing their EHR is to stay informed, 19 percent admit they want EHR access because they are curious, and 18 percent want to make sure their record is accurate.

When asked what they consider the most helpful EHR information, respondents reported the following:

• Lab work and blood test results: 67 percent
• Physician notes from my medical visits or about my medical condition in general: 55 percent
• Prescription medication history: 41 percent
• X-rays or nuclear imaging results: 31 percent
• Immunization status: 23 percent
• Personal profile information, such as demographics: 23 percent
• Billing information: 20 percent

Note: Respondents were asked to select up to three options.

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