The second annual Modern Physician/Price-waterhouseCoopers technology survey was sent to 8,500 physician executives and senior practice leaders. Survey questions, which were developed by Modern Physician and leaders of PricewaterhouseCoopers' healthcare practice, were mailed to Modern Physicianreaders in June. About 800 responses were returned by the late July deadline.
The responses were totaled, compiled and analyzed under the direction of Frank Cavanaugh, partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
More than 80% of the respondents hail from medical groups or clinics, and 66% are president, chief executive officer, principal, owner or executive director of the organizations for which they responded. Representatives from all specialties and groups--large and small--were among the respondents, although 85% of the groups that answered the survey are comprised of fewer than 50 physicians.