More than two-thirds of U.S. residents said they believe that having access to health and medical information online would give consumers more control, according to a new survey conducted for the Markle Foundation by Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint.
Twenty-seven percent of U.S. residents said they feel that they currently have too little control over making healthcare decisions, according to the survey.
Ninety percent of respondents said that if they had online access to their health information, tracking their symptoms or health changes over a secure network would be very important. In addition, 82% of parents said they would be interested in tracking their children's health records and services, such as immunization dates, online, according to the survey.
Eight out of 10 respondents said they would like to manage the
financial aspects of their healthcare, such as tracking insurance
payments and out-of-pocket costs, online.
Date published: 12-20-06
AROUND THE WORLD
NEWS FROM CANADA
LATEST IN THE FIELD
Know. Learn. Implement. SUBSCRIBE to Longwoods eLetter.
Be the first to comment on this!
Personal Subscriber? Sign In
Note: Please enter a display name. Your email address will not be publically displayed