Accenture Eight-Country Survey of Doctors

Harris Interactive Staff | Accenture Publications | May 7, 2013

An Accenture survey among 3,700 doctors in eight countries reveals that today’s doctors are going digital—now more than ever before. In fact, the recent Accenture Doctors Survey showed a spike in healthcare IT usage across all countries surveyed (Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States).

Globally, the number of physicians who describe themselves as “routinely” accessing clinical data about patients seen by different health organisations has increased by 42% (rising from 33% of doctors surveyed in 2011, to 47% in 2012).

Another key indicator of the overall rise in healthcare IT is the fact that 91% of physicians surveyed report that they are active users of electronic medical records either in their own practice or hospital/clinic. More than half of doctors surveyed (60%) report using an EMR in their own medical practice. This indicates that more and more doctors are going paperless.