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Electronic medical record concept.

Healthcare consumers having easy access to online medical information serves as a key cornerstone to advance people-centric healthcare and fuel better patient engagement.

As per the National Cancer Institute’s 2017 Health Information Trends survey the ONCHIT (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) analyzed that consumers are becoming more comfortable by accessing their online health records through technologies like wearables and electronic monitoring devices for health related needs.

According to the survey, one in every three individuals has experienced some gap in information exchange when visiting a healthcare provider. With access to their electronic health information, individuals can better manage their health and address information gaps. As a result, there is an increase in the use of medical portals and wearables to access medical records.

Around seven in ten individuals want online access to their records and said it motivates them to take steps to improve their health. 33% individuals who accessed their health records shared it with their healthcare providers. Healthcare consumers believe that online medical record can be potentially used to address information gaps.

67% of adults with age 65 and more believe that it is important to access their medical information online.

Please follow this link to see the infographic – The value of consumer access & use of online health records.

Disclaimer: This infographic has been designed by ONCHIT.

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