Month: August 2013

Patient and Public Views on Electronic Health Records and Their Uses in the United Kingdom: Cross-Sectional Survey

We have published a new paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Below is the abstract:


Background: The development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) remains an international challenge. Better understanding of patient and public attitudes and the factors that influence overall levels of support toward EHRs is needed to inform policy.

Objective: To explore patient and public attitudes toward integrated EHRs used simultaneously for health care provision, planning and policy, and health research.

Methods: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey administered to patients and members of the public who were recruited from a stratified cluster random sample of 8 outpatient clinics of a major teaching hospital and 8 general practices in London (United Kingdom).