Survey Shows Patients' Biggest Concern is Access to Electronic Health Records

Results from a survey conducted by Practice Fusion show that patients' top concern in regards to electronic health records is timely accessibility to their records, according to a news release by Practice Fusion.

This outweighed other concerns about their medical records being inaccurate or outdated, stolen, used fraudulently, lost or destroyed in an accident or inaccessible to an emergency room. The least of surveyed patients' concerns was medical records not being carried over to a new physician.

Inability to access medical records remained consistent as a top concern across all patient income levels, genders and regions, according to survey findings.

Read the Practice Fusion news release about patients reporting their concerns.

Read other coverage on healthcare information technology:

- Report Suggests EHRs Only Provide One-Third of Quality Data Requirements for Meaningful Use

- ChartWise Medical Systems and MicroStrategy Release New Software to Help Improve Clinical Documentation

- Older Physicians Struggle Over Whether to Adopt EMR

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