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Dr. Use of Net Continues to Grow

Thursday, March 1, 2001 | 1155 | 0 | min read

The latest Harris Interactive survey of 834 physicians in the US reflects that the proportions of practicing physicians who are online from home, from their personal office areas and their clinical work areas are all increasing. According to Harris most physicians now go online on a daily basis, and two out of every five doctors work in practices that have websites, up from just over a quarter thirteen months earlier.

E-mail use is also increasing, though still a bit stagnant for physician/patient communications. 55% of all practicing physicians use e-mail to communicate with professional colleagues, 34% use e-mail to communicate with their support staff but only 13% of all doctors communicate with any of their patients via e-mail. The study found that physician/patient communications by e-mail would rapidly increase if medical records


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