Consumers Get Serious About Their EMRs

  • What: New survey shows many willing to switch doctors to get access to their medical data.
  • Who: Kaveh Safavi, M.D., managing director of Accenture's North America health business.
  • Why: As patient engagement grows, a new survey indicates that a growing number of U.S. consumers (41 percent) would be willing to switch doctors to gain online access to their own electronic medical records. Doctors, though, are not as eager to make the change.
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