Patients Want Mobile Access

mobile accessA survey by Accenture shows that patients are embracing eHealth and mobile options while still wanting the option to communicate in person with their physicians.  The online “Accenture Connected Health Pulse Survey” polled 1,100 U.S. residents earlier this year and illustrates that patients are “hungry for information.”

73% of the survey respondents said that they would like to be able to use mobile phones to request prescription refills, while 68% would like to be able to book, change, or cancel doctors’ appointments with their phones.  Almost as many (63%) would like to receive reminders for preventive or follow-up care via their mobile phones.  In addition to mobile access, 83% expressed a desire for Web access to their personal medical information, and 76% would like to be able to communicate with their doctors via E-mail (compared with 74% who want to use a telephone and 85% who want to communicate in person).

Almost half of the respondents (46%) were not even aware if their records were available electronically through the use of Electronic Medical Records software such as Allscripts MyWay, Medisoft Clinical, or McKesson Practice Choice. Microwize Technology can help you with the installation, implementation, and training of an EMR system.