Vast majority of people very interested in accessing electronic medical records, survey finds

Healthcare IT News (7/29, McCarthy) reported a new CareCloud survey of 1,443 patients found that close to “75 percent of patients expressed a high level of interest in accessing their electronic medical records…and 33 percent indicated that EHRs have already changed their experience for the better.” The survey found that baby boomers were the most likely group to use such healthcare tools, “contradicting stereotypes that millennials are the leading technology adopters.” Specifically, 35 percent of respondents listed their preferred platform for interaction as an online patient portal, 29 percent phone calls, 21 percent emails, eight percent mobile apps, and seven percent text messaging.

From AMA Morning Rounds, 8/1/16