This is one of those, "I’m glad they wrote it so I didn’t have to," posts. iHealthbeat has two articles updating physician use of email and physician IT use. You may have seen smatterings of some of the studies used there before in in this blog, but these are two excellent summary articles. Caroline Broder has an expanded summary about the state of play in her column about online consultations , and the ever-wonderful Jane Sarasohn Kahn puts some recent surveys of IT in the doctor’s office into perspective. Both wonderful reads, so go read them.
Meanwhile, my long promised piece on PDA and physician EMR use is still in the production queue….
UPDATE: CHCF also has a new report out from First Consulting Group on how providers should select and introduce patient-physician email communication systems.