Limited EHR Access To Lead Patients To Switch Providers?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 17, 2013

As eligible hospitals and professionals in the EHR Incentive Programs already know, Stage 2 Meaningful Use ups the ante on patient engagement by requiring these providers to exceed certain thresholds for patient access to health information. But why should providers care about EHR patient access?

Well, if the results of a recent Accenture survey are any indication, a lack of patient access to electronic health information could lead to patients switch to providers.

The online survey comprises feedback of more than 9,000 adult patients in nine countries, with 1,000 of these patients representing United States residents.  Here what researchers found: