A recent NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that the American public is surprisingly more positive about the potentials of EHRs than most professionals. People already are familiar with computerized information and accept its risks.
From "e-Patients.net - Meaningful Use: The Elephant IS In The Room."
I'm continuously surprised when I hear experienced docs, policymakers, and healthcare bloggers state confidently that the American public "isn't ready" for EHRs, or that docs "can't afford" to implement, or worse, that we'll be so concerned about security we'll refuse to try consumer-friendly services.
Wake up Health 2.0/Medicine 2.0 folks.
If we don't provide personal health platforms that satisfy peoples' desire for "meaningful use" tools, someone else will.