Vast majority of patients want docs to use EHRs: study

A solid majority of patients say they want doctors to move to an all-electronic format for medical records and prescriptions, saying that by doing so the quality of care would improve and the healthcare system in general would become more streamlined and less fragmented.

“Information technology is certainly part of the solution,” said Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, which released the survey as part of a broader report on improving healthcare coordination. “It’s not just a matter of the doctor having a computer, it’s about having all the information from different doctors, different emergency rooms and different pharmacies being all together in one place.”

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