The third annual Modern Physician/PricewaterhouseCoopers technology survey was sent to about 10,000 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 are with medical groups or clinics, and almost 68% hold the title of president, CEO, partner, principal, owner or executive director in their organization. Representatives from all specialties and groups--large and small--were among the respondents, although 86% of the groups that answered the survey are comprised of fewer than 50 physicians.