In 2015, like it or not, physicians will be required to maintain and provide patient access to electronic medical records. Many physicians have already made the (difficult and expensive) shift from their former recordkeeping systems. But among patients, who made use of available EMR information was a mystery.

Until now.

Independent research firms Aeffect and 88 Brand PartnersResults decided to find out who was using EMR data. The firms have released data that, they claim, for the first time offers insight into EMR patient users.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.