Americans want more online access to physicians

While Americans continue to be highly concerned about being able to pay their medical bills, they also have a growing expectation that their physicians be available online. The findings are part of the second annual "Health Care Check-up Survey" by Intuit Health, which focuses on the development of patient portal and communications technology. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they would use an online communication application to pay medical bills, communicate with their physician or physician's office, make appointments and view lab results. More than 40 percent say they would consider switching physicians in order to obtain such access. FierceHealthcare

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