Why Do Chronic Patients Not Access Their EMR?

Why Do Chronic Patients Not Access Their EMR?

Why Do Chronic Patients Not Access Their EMR?

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Two reasons why consumers with chronic conditions are not accessing their EMRs

Top two reasons why consumers with chronic conditions are not accessing their EMRs

What a fascinating picture and result. For those who can’t see the Twitter image, it says that 55% said “I don’t know how to access my medical records” and 17% said “I trust that my medical records are accurate, so I don’t need to access them.” The later number is probably lower than reality as well. I expect that more people feel that way, but most don’t want to admit it since there’s a chance they’d be wrong.

These numbers are interesting after writing my post, “Do you hate portals?” I wish they would have asked how many people didn’t access them because they hated them (ie. they didn’t enjoy using them).

I’ve often said that most patients don’t care about portals, but chronic patients are the exception. These numbers seem to largely illustrate that, but it also looks like many with chronic conditions want to use them but not enough to actually figure out how to use them. I hope that these numbers are tracked over time. I wonder if 3 years from now those numbers will be dramatically different.

 

This article was originally posted here by John Lynn. You can follow him on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

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