Patients, docs agree on health IT basics

Roughly 80 percent of doctors and patients agree that it's important for providers and hospitals to share information electronically to improve care coordination, cut unnecessary costs and reduce medical errors, a new survey by the Markle Foundation concludes. By similar margins, doctors and patients agree that providers must safeguard the privacy and security of medical information. And three-quarters of the public and doctors say that the effects of the nation's investment in health IT on the quality of care should be measured to make sure that the money is well spent. --Read the full story in FierceHealthIT