Oct. 3, 2012
This report presents the results of a survey of clinicians about their needs and preferences regarding electronic health information: what type of information they want in various care transitions, how they would like to receive it, and how quickly.
Their answers constitute invaluable data that will help both the public and private sectors plan, develop, and implement health information-sharing capabilities that effectively meet the needs of clinicians and the patients they serve.
In collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the survey was developed and its results analyzed by Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care, a collaborative effort led primarily by doctors, for doctors, to support the transformation of health care through health IT and the American College of Physicians, the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States.
The survey was fielded by:
- AmericanEHR Partners, a program founded and managed by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and with the support of 17 additional medical societies
- American Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems
- American College of Surgeons
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Survey results informed findings and recommendations of the Bipartisan Policy Center report Accelerating Electronic Information Sharing to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in Health Care.