Consumer experience with and attitudes toward health information technology: a nationwide survey. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • United States

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Computers
  • Attitude to Health
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Informatics

abstract

  • Electronic health records (EHR) are becoming more common because of the federal EHR incentive programme, which is also promoting electronic health information exchange (HIE). To determine whether consumers' attitudes toward EHR and HIE are associated with experience with doctors using EHR, a nationwide random-digit-dial survey was conducted in December 2011. Of 1603 eligible people contacted, 1000 (63%) participated. Most believed EHR and HIE would improve healthcare quality (66% and 79%, respectively). Respondents whose doctor had an EHR were more likely to believe that these technologies would improve quality (for EHR, OR 2.3; for HIE, OR 1.7). However, experience with physicians using EHR was not associated with privacy concerns. Consumers whose physicians use EHR were more likely to believe that EHR and HIE will improve healthcare when compared to others. However, experience with a physician using an EHR had no relationship with privacy concerns.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013

has subject area

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Attitude to Health
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Informatics
  • Middle Aged
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • United States

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3555333

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001062

PubMed ID

  • 22847306

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 152

end page

  • 156

volume

  • 20

number

  • 1