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Electronic Health Records Result in Reduced Medical Errors For Australian Doctors, Accenture Survey Finds

“Accenture’s survey revealed most Australian doctors (83 per cent) want patients to actively participate in their own healthcare by updating their electronic health records (EHR). However, the majority believe that patients should only have limited access to this record — a view shared across the surveyed countries. There was broad agreement among Australian doctors that patients should be able to update standard information in their health records, including demographics (87 per cent) and family medical history (78 per cent). However, a significant proportion of doctors were opposed to patients providing updates in areas such as medications (29 per cent), medication side effects (28 per cent), allergic episodes (26 per cent) and lab test results (59 per cent). The level of opposition to such patient input was notably higher than most other countries.”

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Wall Street Journal, 2 July 2013

3 July 2013 | Categories: News, RA News, Record Access | Country: Australia | EHR: EHR, EHR Australia | Tag(s): Access, Medical Errors, Patient
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