Harris Interactive Report – Patients Communicating with Doctors Online

September 28, 2006

A 7 page summary of this report by Harris and the Wall Street Journal is now available in PDF format. Although “few patient user or have access to online services for communicating with their doctors, …most would like to.”

More conclusions: 68% think an EMR can reduce “redudant and unnecessary testing” but 62% think that EMRs make it more difficult to ensure privacy. 60% believe EMRs would reduce healthcare costs and 55% believe they would reduce medical errors.

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