Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Majority of Consumers Believe Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Medical Care

This is excerpted from an Accenture press release, posted to BusinessWire, but I thought it of interest:

Three-quarters (75 percent) of consumers surveyed said they have visited an emergency room and/or required medical attention while away from home, and about two-thirds (65 percent) said they are concerned that they might be rendered unconscious in an accident and unable to report vital information to emergency personnel. In addition, 93 percent of consumers said they would support emergency room doctors having access to their electronic medical records if it could reduce the number of treatment errors in hospitals.


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