Study Finds Majority of Americans Support Use of EMR

According to a recent Reuters news article, 64 percent of people polled by the University of Chicago felt the benefits of electronic medical records outweighed concerns about privacy.

“A large majority of Americans support use of health IT to improve healthcare and safety, and reduce costs,” said Daniel Gaylin, the executive vice president for research at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center.

Gaylin suggests that doctors using EMR are more likely to share relevant information with their patients. “It facilitates the exchange of information,” he tells Reuters.

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