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Public Fear Of Medical Data Theft Slows Acceptance Of Electronic Health Records

“Worries about the security of personal information continue to blunt public acceptance of electronic health record (EHR) systems now used by more than half of the nation’s office-based physicians, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Xerox. Sixty-three percent of Americans fear that a computer hacker will steal their personal data, down just 1 percentage point from 2010. Not much else in public opinion has changed over the last 2 years. Roughly half of Americans still say that they are concerned that their digitized health data could be lost, damaged, or corrupted. And one half continue to worry that a power outage or computer crash could prevent a physician from accessing their chart.”

KHN, 27 August 2012

28 August 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Security
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