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Health in a Networked Life

Health in a Networked Life

Markle Survey on Health in a Networked Life

Health in a Networked Life is an exploration of the social and cultural changes attributed to an increasingly interconnected and electronically tracked society. The Markle Survey of Health in a Networked Life directly examines physician and consumer expectations at the outset of federal health IT stimulus and health care reform.

Many Doctors and Patients Perceive Gaps in Their Communications

Nearly all doctors surveyed say their patients sometimes or most times forget potentially important things they are told, according to the Markle survey. Roughly 1 in 3 of the doctors admitted to sometimes forgetting or losing track of important things that their patients tell them. About 1 in 4 patients perceived this to be so about their doctors.

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3 in 4 Doctors Would Prefer Computerized Means to Share Patient Information with Each Other

January 31, 2011

While most doctors said they would prefer computer-based means to share patient information with other doctors, only 17 percent said they are doing so today.

Many Doctors and Patients Perceive Gaps in Their Communications

January 31, 2011

The public and doctors have contrasting perceptions about how frequently information is lost in doctor-patient interactions.

Large Majorities of Public, Doctors Agree on Information-Sharing Priorities

January 31, 2011

Majorities of both groups say requirements to protect privacy, improve health care and increase efficiencies are important.

Public Expects Benefits from Health IT

December 3, 2010

Public and doctors agree on importance of specific privacy safeguards.

Categories: Public Opinion Surveys, Health    Tags: EHR/PHR, privacy, survey

Survey Snapshot: The Public and Doctors Agree with ‘Blue Button’ Idea

October 7, 2010

A Markle survey found that most of the U.S. public and doctors believe patients should be able to download and keep copies of their personal health information. That’s the simple idea behind a blue button.