Managed Care Outlook

Internet revolution not yet impressing most physicians























For all the potential of the Internet to erase old physician doubts about integrating information technology into everyday practice, scant few doctors have embraced it. A study by WebsurveyMD.com, a market-research organization, finds that physicians have little interest in Internet-based medical applications and are skeptical about the Internet's potential benefits to health care delivery.

When asked an open-ended question to name the "killer application" that could change medical practice most or improve quality of care, 21% said "online access to medical records."

SOURCE: WEBSURVEYMD.COM, NEW YORK, JULY 2000