Half of US Health Consumers Want Online Access To Doctors – Including Electronic Medical Records

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

First published 3/28/11 on Health Populi

Most U.S. health consumers would be keen to take advantage of alternative communications for their health care encounters. Of these 6 in 10 people, 72% would like nurse helplines, 60% email, and 1 in 3 would use a private online forum for their health. However, only 1 in 10 would use some form of social media for interacting with their providers, such as Facebook or Twitter, were it available to them in February 2011.

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