Few Americans confident in privacy of EHRs

Rebecca Vessely reports:

Many Americans want electronic health records, and say they would access their personal health information online, but the majority are concerned about confidentiality issues, according to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization.


But just 12% reported they are extremely or very confident that their records would remain confidential in an electronic format and shared through the Internet. Another 62% said they are not confident those records would remain private.


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