The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will survey nearly 1,700 patients to access their perceptions of the delivery of care through electronic health records.

ONC will recruit 84 primary care practices to participate in the survey, according to a notice published Feb. 2 in the Federal Register. "Health I.T. experts agree that HITECH stimulus funds are likely to improve how physicians practice medicine for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and, ultimately, for advancing patient-centered medical care for all Americans," according to the notice. "However, there is an evidence gap about patients' preferences and perceptions of delivery of health care services by providers who have adopted EHR systems in their practices."

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