Report: Few Doctors Want Full EHR Access for Patients
Many U.S. physicians believe that patients should play an active role in updating their electronic health records, but few doctors want to provide patients with full access to their EHRs, according to a new report from Accenture. The report found that 31% of surveyed U.S. doctors said they were willing to provide patients with full access to their EHRs, while 65% said they were willing to provide patients with limited access to their EHRs. Four percent of doctors said they were not willing to provide patients with any access to their EHRs.
- "Most Docs Don't Want You To See Your Full Electronic Medical Record" (Pavgi, "Health IT Update," NextGov, 3/5).
- "Poll: Patients Should Be Allowed To Make EHR Updates, but not Have Full Access" (Hall, FierceHealthIT, 3/5).