Survey: Doctor-patient texting uncommon

While text messages and email have nearly replaced traditional phone and face-to-face communication, a survey recently conducted for The Atlantic determined that of 1,000 Americans, only one in 10 has ever emailed or texted with their doctor. Confidentiality could be one reason so few have used such communication methods, as could a lack of technology on the part of the doctor, according to the article accompanying the survey. Just because most Americans haven't emailed or texted with their doctors, though, doesn't mean they don't want to do so. –Read the full story from FierceHealthIT

Suggested Articles

Payers have made strides digitizing and automating many core processes, yet prior authorization remains a largely manual, cumbersome process.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to privacy restrictions on patients' substance use treatment records.

Virtual care, remote monitoring, telehealth and other technologies have long been on the “nice to have” list for healthcare. But that's changing.