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Survey: Consumers Reluctant To Enter Health Care’s Digital Age

The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal: Electronic Medical Records Go Largely Unused: Survey
Most hospitals have implemented electronic medical records, but only 24% of consumers are making use of them, a new study shows. Hospital CIOs are working on ways to boost adoption of EMRs, which have been tied to improvements in health care, as well as billions of dollars in federal incentive payments. About 80% of hospitals make EMRs available, but the new report from researchers ... shows this is one area where consumers are reluctant to enter the digital age (Boulton, 8/5). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.