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Patient Engagement Key to EMR Success
Health Leaders Media

Hospitals are spending billions of dollars to achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records, but if patients don’t use the new technology, hospitals may not reap the federal stimulus payments that await.

That’s the conclusion of a report — Putting Patients into Meaningful Use – from PwC’s Health Research Institute, which found that 14% of 1,000 consumers surveyed last fall said they get their medical records electronically from their physicians, and 30% of patients said they didn’t know why they would need to.