Tue, Sep 18, 2018
With over three-quarters of Americans now owning a smartphone, healthcare researchers have speculated that the number of patients recording visits with their doctor was increasing. A new study by Dartmouth Institute researchers is the first to measure the prevalence of recording of clinical visits in the United States. The study also assesses the attitudes of doctors and the public toward recording, and surveys 49 large health systems in the U.S. to determine whether they currently have policies on recording in place.
“We know that up to 80 percent of healthcare information is forgotten by patients after their clinic visit,” says SYNERGY 2016 Community Pilot Principal Investigator, and Dartmouth Institute Assistant Professor Paul Barr, PhD, the study’s lead investigator. “There’s also been significant research that shows access to recordings can improve patient satisfaction and increase understanding of medical information. But, this is the first study, to my knowledge, that surveys doctor and patient attitudes to try to really understand how they feel about recordings and where things might be headed.” Read the full article at: tdi.dartmouth.edu/news-events/dartmouth-institute-study-reveals-public-physician-attitudes-on-recording-clinical-visits
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