52% of Americans are ready to pay $5 a month for a digital health care record

93% of Americans surveyed by Accenture believe digital health records would improve quality of health care; 92% think e-records would reduce treatment errors in hospitals; 75% say the systems would overall reduce health costs; and 78% believe health IT would help shorten waiting times in doctor offices and hospitals. 54% of the respondents say they're concerned about the privacy and security of paper records, while 55% say they think e-records are more secure than paper ones.

93% of Americans surveyed by Accenture believe digital health records would improve quality of health care; 92% think e-records would reduce treatment errors in hospitals; 75% say the systems would overall reduce health costs; and 78% believe health IT would help shorten waiting times in doctor offices and hospitals. 54% of the respondents say they're concerned about the privacy and security of paper records, while 55% say they think e-records are more secure than paper ones. 52% say they'd be willing to pay at least $5 a month to have their medical records stored digitally.