Survey: Increased patient involvement needed in Meaningful Use push

Healthcare providers need to do a better job of engaging their patients in Meaningful Use initiatives and aligning their efforts to meet patients' needs in order to truly have success going into Stage 2 and beyond, according to a survey released by  PricewaterhouseCoopers during HIMSS11 last week. Specifically, the survey looks at how educating patients about IT efforts, and helping them in using tools such as personal health records, can help overcome serious gaps that currently exist between what providers and patients believe is realistic in terms of results. FierceHealthIT

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