Most Physicians Still Using Traditional Forms of Communication, Survey Says
A majority of health care providers are using traditional forms of communication to talk with patients, despite efforts to boost health IT adoption in the U.S., according to a new survey adoption. The survey found that 91% of physicians reported using a telephone to communicate with patients, while 74% reported using letters. Meanwhile, 5% of doctors reported using patient portals to communicate with patients, 8% reported using smartphone applications and 7% reported using remote monitoring devices.
- "Most Doctors Using Traditional Communication Tools, Survey Says" (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 10/24).