GAO finds patients aren't accessing their records much
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Patients who have access to their electronic medical information don't access it much, the federal Government Accountability Office found.
Although 87% of patients were given access to their record from the physician's office, just 30% accessed it, according to an analysis of 2015 data from the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.
For hospital patients, 88% were given access, but just 15% used it.
Why this matters
The GAO said patients in its study described access to their data as beneficial, but that it was difficult to pull together all their information from multiple sources in...