Young doctors in Sweden think that access to patient data everywhere and at any time should be a matter of course. This according to a survey among young doctors in Sweden. The survey also shows that young doctors are very positive to digital tools in general and are prepared to meet colleagues, experts and other health care professionals through video conferencing, instant messaging and email.

SYLF, Sweden's young doctors association, have together with Tieto AB, conducted a survey among young doctors to see what the perception of IT in health care looks like. Between January and March this year, 439 physicians responded to the survey, the majority of whom were under 35 years old. The most visible results of the survey was that most have a positive attitude to IT and technology and are very open to meet colleagues, experts and other healthcare professionals through video conferencing, instant messaging and email. In addition, most are in favor of using digital tools in their work.

One doctor writes; ”The 90’s are over. Completely absurd that in 2016 we can’t even bring an iPad at rounds to have access to each patient's lab tests and x-rays. It’s anything but rocket science really. "

Another clear result of the survey is that a large majority of the doctors wish to access information about a patient when they are on call, but also for preparedness, whether they are at work or at home.

Today's medical record still consists largely of digitized paper records and health care would benefit greatly from having more searchable, structured and accessible data.

93 percent of respondent doctors said that they would like to have access to patient history, treatments, diagnoses and test results. "We need a coherent system where we can see all the relevant information about the patient. We need a manageable system where everything can be found easily and a system in which it is possible to quickly get an overview of the most important in the patient's medical history", describes a physician.
Many also declare their willingness to be involved in developing the tools that are in demand, and they feel that it is of great importance that end users have a clear role in future development projects.

 

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