Health information technology use among men and women aged 18–64 – February 2010

Posted on February 5, 2010. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

Cohen RA, Stussman B. Health information technology use among men and women aged 18–64: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2009. Health E-Stats. National Center for Health Statistics. February 2010.        Centers for Disease Control

“The dynamic involvement of consumers in managing their own health care includes activities such as the use of computers (hardware and software) to access, retrieve, store, or share health care information. This may include using the Internet to look up health information, using e-mail or text messaging to communicate with health care providers or pharmacies, and having an electronic health record. As the percentage of adults in the U.S. who use the Internet continues to grow, the Internet may become increasingly important as a source of health information for consumers. Although use of the Internet has the potential to improve consumer health by facilitating communication between providers and patients, and among providers, previous research (1) has found that many consumers are concerned about security and confidentiality issues related to scheduling medical appointments or accessing personal health records online.”
 
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