A national survey looks at the use of and attitudes toward personal health records (PHRs) and other health IT. The findings show that users of PHRs report becoming more engaged in their health by having access to their medical information online.
Consumers and Health Information Technology: A National Survey (1.79 MB)
Topline Results from a National Consumer Survey on Health IT (189 K)
Americans pay more attention and become more engaged in their health and medical care when they have easy access to their health information online. This is one of the findings of a national survey of the public's use of and attitudes toward health IT — in particular, personal health records (PHRs). Although only 7% of adults use a PHR, the number is growing.
Among the survey highlights:
The complete snapshot and the survey topline results are available as Document Downloads.
Briefing on National Survey of Consumers and Health IT
Press Release 4/13/10
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