Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems – July 2009

Posted on November 10, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics, Patient Participation | Tags: |

Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems – July 2009
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“AHRQ’s National Resource Center for Health Information Technology has released a new resource on consumers’ opinions of electronic health information systems.  The report … provides an in-depth understanding of consumers’ health care awareness, beliefs, perceptions, and fears concerning health IT.  Results of the focus groups suggest that participants were optimistic that health IT would benefit health care quality.  Privacy and security were the main concern of a large majority of participants.  Participants also thought that computers may add efficiency to health care and reduce medical errors, such as those associated with illegible handwriting.  However, some participants were concerned that health IT might make providers more impersonal, devoting more attention to the computer screen and less to the patient.”

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