Study suggests lower-income patients left out of HIT advances

03/4/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A survey of more than 400 patients in low-income areas showed 78% of respondents want to communicate electronically with their physicians, but only 17% are able to interact with providers via e-mail, researchers wrote in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. "Lower-income patients from a wide variety of backgrounds want to be part of the health information technology revolution," said Dr. Adam Schickedanz. "The question is whether they will be afforded the opportunities to take part in the same way as their middle- and higher-income peers."

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