Many U.S. docs unconvinced about benefits of health IT

A new survey finds many U.S. physicians don’t yet see the benefits of health technology, and that they’re lagging behind their counterparts the rest of the world. The research by Accenture found 45 percent of U.S. doctors think healthcare IT will improve diagnostic decisions, compared to 61 percent across the globe. And only 45 percent think it improves their patients’ health outcomes. In the rest of the world, it’s 59 percent.