February 1, 2011 – Three quarters of physicians recently surveyed want to be able to electronically share patient information with colleagues, and nearly half want to share records with patients.
The Markle Foundation commissioned surveys in August 2010, included responses from 1,582 consumers in one survey and 779 physicians in the other. Ten percent of responding consumers say they have a personal health record, up from 3 percent in a similar 2008 survey. Seventy percent of surveyed consumers believe patients should get a written or online summary after each physician visit, but only 36 percent of surveyed physicians agreed. Other survey results include:
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