39% of Consumers Feel Concerned About BYOD

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In general, consumers report feeling very concerned about the privacy of their medical information if physicians and other caregivers were to access the information from a personal mobile device, according to "Top Health Industry Issues of 2013," a consumer survey conducted by PwC's Health Research Institute.

For the report, the institute polled 1,000 consumers about a range of healthcare topics.

When asked how concerned they would feel if caregivers were to access their medical information on a personal mobile device, the respondents reported the following, according to the survey:

•    Thirty-nine percent reported that they would feel very concerned.
•    Thirty-four percent reported that they would feel somewhat concerned.
•    Eighteen percent reported that they wouldn't feel concerned or unconcerned.
•    Five percent reported that they would not feel at all concerned.
•    Four percent reported that they would feel somewhat unconcerned.

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