Publication Date: February 7, 2011
In August of 2010, 1,582 members of the general US population, in addition to 779 physicians, took an online survey administered by the Markle Foundation. Roughly 75 percent of physicians reported they want to be able to share patient information with other professionals electronically. Roughly half prefer computer-based means to share information with their patients. About 70 percent of the public and 65 percent of physicians surveyed agreed that patient should be able to download and keep copes of their personal health information, the report stated.