As EMR adoption becomes more widespread, patients are beginning to see the benefits from these new systems. A recent study found that patient access to electronic medical records made them more confident in the care they receive, which is why it is important for physicians to have visibility into the EMR:
Patients using EMRs feel they receive better quality of care and feel a stronger loyalty to their doctors, according to the recent EMR Patient Impact Study. The findings show that EMR users also believe they engage in clearer and more responsive communications with their physicians, and can gain access to information easier than non EMR users.
Check out the full post, Study: Patients Using EMRs Feel They Receive Higher Quality of Care, from HIT Consultant.