Publication Date: October 19, 2010
Data recently released by The Markle Foundation caught my attention. Markle is a leader in connecting health and IT, and they appear to be monitoring how well the health IT stimulus dollars are being spent. In particular, they are concerned about the individual, and how individuals will be able to access his/her medical data easily. Markle conducted research among physicians and consumers and found that about 70% of patients and 65% of doctors agree that patients should be able to download and keep their own copies of their personal health information.