Factors for starting e-health services among Canadian specialist physicians 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of specialist physicians in Canada that cited select factors that would allow them to implement e-health communication with their patients, as of 2018. According to the survey, 50 percent of specialist physicians said that improved technology would allow them to implement an e-health communication service.

Percentage of Canadian specialist physicians that cited select factors that would help them in implementing e-health communication services as of 2018

Percentage of physicians
Improved technology50%
Guidelines to ensure privacy and security44%
Applicable fee schedule43%
Support services (e.g., provided through medical associations, government bodies)43%
Nothing26%
Alternative payment model23%
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

January to March 2018

Number of respondents

594 respondents

Special properties

specialist physicians

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What factors would support you to integrate electronic communication with patients in your practice?"

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