VA Patients Ready to Share E-Records, Says Study

Catherine Zaw | Stanford Daily | January 9, 2012

A School of Medicine study found that 80 percent of surveyed Veterans Affairs (VA) patients are interested in sharing their health records electronically with family members, caregivers and outside providers in order to improve their care.

First author Donna Zulman, instructor in the School of Medicine, is also an investigator for the VA medical system, which wanted to study its patients’ thoughts about sharing their records. The VA medical system uses an electronic record system called “My HealtheVet.” The study was published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine...