TECH: Patient physician email only growing slowly

So says HSC:

Only about one in four physicians (24%) reported that e-mail was used in their practice to communicate clinical issues with patients in 2004-05, up from one in five physicians in 2000-01, according to a national study released today by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC).

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Matthew: First of all, thank you so much for your wonderful blog. This is the second time I am writing to comment. (I also commented on your September 14th entry, “PHYSICIANS: Venting about the AMA, just a bit.”) I must admit that I was not at all surprised to learn that “public opinion polls show that 80 percent of online Americans would like to communicate with their doctors via e-mail.” I was even less surprised to learn that, according to the American Health Information Community (AHIC), doctors do not seem to have equal enthusiasm for this kind of communication with… Read more »