Confused about health IT progress? So are we

BY: MEDCITY NEWS

A quick glance at Twitter Tuesday afternoon showed several things: Health IT is great. Health IT is terrible. Consumers have unprecedented access to their health records. Healthcare organizations haven’t done enough to give consumers access to records.

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology tweeted this infographic to illustrate that nearly two-thirds of of healthcare providers in the U.S. provided online patient access to EHRs in 2014, up from just 10 percent a year earlier.

Just a couple of lines down in my Twitter feed was a link to a story in CIO magazine about a Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives report from last week. That study found a “significant disconnect” between what consumers expect from health IT and what healthcare providers are actually delivering.

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