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Consumers Optimistic that EMRs will Improve Patient Care

October 9, 2017

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About three-fourths of consumers in a recent survey believe that electronic medical records (EMRs) will improve the quality of healthcare in general.

The research from The Physicians Foundation, an organization seeking to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of quality and cost-efficient healthcare, included responses from more than 1,700 consumers. Eighty-five percent of respondents said they believe EMRs either help patient care a great deal (42 percent) or help somewhat (43 percent). Six percent of consumer respondents said that EMRs hurt patient care somewhat, with 2 percent reporting that they hurt patient care a great deal.

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