Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Consumers Want Electronic Health Information

Posted by Mark Brousseau

Deloitte’s 2009 Survey of Healthcare Consumers includes some interesting data regarding consumer interest in electronic health records:

… 9 percent of respondents have a computerized personal health record (PHR) compared to 8 percent in 2008

… 57 percent want a secure Internet site that would enable them to access their medical records and pay medical bills, among other things

… 42 percent want access to an online personal health record connected to their doctor’s office

… privacy and security of health information is an issue: 38 percent are very concerned versus 24 percent who are not at all concerned

… 60 percent believe that the government should set standards for how medical information is collected, stored, exchanged and protected, while other view this as a role for health plans (21 percent) and employers (5 percent); 14 percent say no entity should set standards

What do you think? Post your comments below.

1 comment:

EMR said...

It is important to make sure that all of your medical records are safe and secure which is why I am thrilled that they are going to be turning all medical records into electronic medical records. I feel allot safer knowing that not just anyone who stumbles into the office can look through my medical records and steal all of my personal information.