About 56 million U.S. adults have accessed their medical information through a physician-maintained electronic health record system, and 41 million more are interested in doing so, according to a study by Manhattan Research, Becker's Hospital Review reports (Rodak, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/13).
However, the study also found that 140 million U.S. adults are not interested in accessing their health data via physician-maintained EHRs.
According to the study, those who were not interested in accessing their electronic health data tended to be less educated, older and less likely to use the Internet or Web-based mobile devices (Pulley, NextGov, 10/13).
The findings come from Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2011 study of digital health trends. The study is based on an online and phone survey of 8,745 adults that was conducted during the third quarter of 2011 (Healthcare Informatics, 10/12).