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Myth: Patients Don’t Want to See Their Health Information and Won’t Find the Information Useful

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15 May 2017

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Myth: Patients don’t want to see their health information and won’t find the information useful.

Fact: 69% of Canadians who don’t currently have online access to their medical records would like access. Furthermore, Canadians who do have access find it beneficial. In one study, 94% of patients who use portals said they valued viewing their health information online. Another 74% of Canadians with access to digital health say it helps them have more informed discussions with their doctor.

Source: Connecting Patients for Better Health: 2016. myCARE Benefits Evaluation and Final Report, Group Health Centre, 2016.

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