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New Data Highlights Opportunity to Improve Access and Use of Online Medical Records among Individuals with Cancer
Vaishali Patel, Ph.D., M.P.H. | January 23, 2020
New data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) examines how people diagnosed with cancer access and use their online medical record. Nearly 60 percent of individuals with a previous cancer diagnosis reported being offered access to their online medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer (Figure 1), according to data from the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). This rate is compared to 50 percent for people never diagnosed with cancer.Read Full Post.
Vaishali Patel, Ph.D., M.P.H. | September 15, 2014
As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. An increasing number of health care providers offer new electronic tools to patients, but are patients interested in engaging online with their health records?Read Full Post.
Vaishali Patel, Ph.D., M.P.H. | December 19, 2012
Two recent data briefs reported strong growth in electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates among physicians, with 72% reporting EHR adoption, 66% intending to participate in the health IT incentive program, and substantial growth in nearly all the individual functionalities associated with “Meaningful Use.”Read Full Post.