The Public and Physicians Largely Unfamiliar with Details of Health IT Incentives Program

January 31, 2011 | Survey
Markle Health in a Networked Life
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The Markle Survey on Health in a Networked Life uniquely compares the core values of physicians and patients on deployment of information technology in health care.


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Key Findings

  • The public and doctors are largely unfamiliar with key health IT and privacy aspects of the Recovery Act.

Observations

  • There are high levels of public and physician agreement on what the priorities should be for the health IT investments—but low levels of familiarity with the actual program elements.
  • This suggests an opportunity for greater communication with both the public and providers.