More than Forty Percent of U.S. Consumers Willing to Switch Physicians to Gain Online Access to Electronic Medical Records

ARLINGTON, Va; Sept. 16, 2013 – Supporting the growing trend toward patient engagement, a recent Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey found that many U.S. consumers (41 percent) would be willing to switch doctors to gain online access to their own electronic medical records (EMR). The survey, of more than 9,000 people in nine countries, shows that only about a third of U.S. consumers (36 percent) currently have full access to their EMR, but more than half (57 percent) have taken ownership of their record by self-tracking their personal health information, including their health history (37 percent), physical activity (34 percent) and health indicators (33 percent), such as blood pressure and weight.

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