PHR Adoption on the Rise

January 31, 2011 | Survey
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Markle

The Markle Survey on Health in a Networked Life uniquely compares the core values of physicians and patients on deployment of information technology in health care.


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Key Findings

  • 10 percent of the public surveyed report use of electronic personal health records (PHRs).
  • A similar proportion of doctors say they offer PHR tools to their patients.
  • Reported PHR use by the public is up from 3 percent found in Markle’s 2008 survey.

Observations

  • PHR adoption is trending upward.
  • A similar proportion of doctors say they offer PHR tools to their patients.
  • Of the people reporting use of a PHR in Markle’s 2010 study (n=159 of 1582 total sample), doctors/hospitals are the most common PHR supplier.