A survey of 1,100 U.S. patients by Accenture, a management consulting and technology services company, found that 90% of patients want tools such as online medical record access and appointments to self-manage their health care. But nearly the same percentage (85%) say they want to preserve their in-person interactions with their physicians when needed.
What?!? How dare they want to meet with a real, live, authentic doctor? That’s preposterous! You can’t create a healthcare system that sabotages and handcuffs physicians with these kinds of absurd demands by patients. Well, that is going to throw a wrench in the covert plans of hospital administrators nationwide. How are they going to increase their pay without getting rid of us?