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February 1, 2011 Article, Op-Ed, Essay, Letter Health Health Affairs
Physicians Willing to Use Electronic PHRs, but Differ by Location, Gender, Practice
Matthew K. Wynia
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Gretchen Williams Torres
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Josh Lemieux
A study published in the journal Health Affairs provides statistics on how physicians differ in their experience with PHR's and their willingness to use them in their practices. 
January 31, 2011 Media Release Health
Doctors, Patients Overwhelmingly Agree on Priorities to Improve Health Care
Markle Connecting for Health
The Markle Survey of Health in a Networked Life is the first of its kind to compare the core values of physicians and the general public.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
Large Majorities of Public, Doctors Agree on Information-Sharing Priorities
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Majorities of both groups say requirements to protect privacy, improve health care and increase efficiencies are important.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
Many Doctors and Patients Perceive Gaps in Their Communications
Markle Health in a Networked Life
The public and doctors have contrasting perceptions about how frequently information is lost in doctor-patient interactions.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
3 in 4 Doctors Would Prefer Computerized Means to Share Patient Information with Each Other
Markle Health in a Networked Life
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.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
PHR Adoption on the Rise
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Reported PHR use by the public is 10 percent, up from 3 percent found in Markle’s 2008 survey. A similar proportion of doctors say they offer PHR tools to their patients.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
Public and Doctors Alike Support Allowing Individuals to Download Their Own Health Information
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Solid majorities of both the public and doctors surveyed support the principle that people ought to be able to download and keep copies of their personal health information.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
70 Percent of Public Says Patients Should Get Summaries After Doctor Visits
Markle Health in a Networked Life
A majority of the public says that patients should get after-visit summaries; more than a third of doctors agree.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
Public, Doctors Agree on Importance of Specific Privacy Protections
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Both groups view privacy and security protections as important requirements for them to support health IT efforts.
January 31, 2011 Survey Health Markle
The Public and Physicians Largely Unfamiliar with Details of Health IT Incentives Program
Markle Health in a Networked Life
There are high levels of public and physician agreement on what the priorities should be for the health IT investments, but low levels of familiarity with the actual program elements.