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Survey: Most patients leery of EHRs due to privacy concerns

Electronic health records may be the way health care is moving, but that doesn’t mean patients are ready for it. A recent survey found that most patients in the US are worried about their personal health information somehow being leaked or misused as electronic health records become more commonly used.

The study, SailPoint Market Pulse Survey, found that 80% were concerned about moving their personal medical information to an electronic form. As for the types of breaches they’re most concerned about:

  • 35% cited identity theft
  • 29% said exposure of their personal information online
  • 10% named having their personal information seen by people who aren’t directly related to their care, and
  • 5% were worried about having an employer learn about their health condition.

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