Physicians’ lack of EHR sharing sends most patients looking elsewhere for care, survey finds

For its report, Black Book surveyed 2,517 health care consumers in all 50 states in July about their providers data-sharing capabilities and their interoperability perceptions..

Health care consumers throughout the U.S. are becoming significantly disappointed in the absence of health information sharing in between service providers, with more than two-thirds thinking about switching physicians, according to an Aug. 3 Black Book Research report..

Jackie Drees –
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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5 study insights:.

1. Sixty-seven percent of participants said they will consider changing their physician and health center service providers within the next year after learning their health records were not shareable, readily available or obstructed in the last year..

2. Twenty-two percent of customers said they experienced troubles or were unable to access their service providers to get medical records digitally, via fax or face to face in 2020..

3. Of the people surveyed, 324 had been detected with COVID-19 and reported being treated in brand-new care environments this year. Of the 324 clients, not one stated their full patient record was digitally readily available to their COVID-19 treatment company..

4. Ninety-three percent of respondents stated they were dissatisfied by the absence of data sharing during the pandemic across different EHR supplier systems; 55 percent blamed their healthcare company, while 31 percent blamed the EHR provider..

5. Eleven percent of consumers said closed centers and practices throughout the pandemic affected their ability to fax or recover medical records..

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