GPs still opting for snail mail

GPs are slow to embrace e-health technology with many still preferring to send medical records by post and fax, finds a survey of 423 practices.

While more than three-quarters of those surveyed think sharing records electronically has the potential to reduce administration burden and enhance the sharing of patient information, almost half are continuing to use post and fax.

The survey, by clinical and practice management software vendor Medical Director, shows few practices are using online booking systems and just over one-quarter have adopted automated