- November 25th 2011
Patients trust their doctors over other parties, such as insurers, the government and employers, to protect their health information. But some believe electronic medical records may make their data less secure, according to a survey.
In late January, CDW Healthcare surveyed 1,000 American adults who had visited a physician or hospital in the past 18 months. Sixty-eight percent said their physician office was responsible for protecting their personal health information, and 67% trusted their doctor's office the most to maintain that information. Employers were least trusted, at 7%.
In addition to health information, the majority of survey respondents (79%) said they believed their doctors' offices were responsible for protecting their financial information, personal identifying information (91%) and family information (94%).When asked what impact EMRs would have on privacy protections, 40% said they would have a somewhat negative effect and 9% said they would have a significantly [Read more]