Patient perceptions of data privacy, security: 5 key findings

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Although EHR adoption rate increased slightly from 2012 to 2013, patient perceptions of data privacy and security remain mostly unchanged. However, data privacy and security still is a leading cause of concern for patients.

Here are five key findings on patient perceptions of data privacy and security from the latest ONC data brief.

"In summary, we found that the concerns individuals may have about the privacy and security of their medical records are not unique or limited to EHRs," reads the data brief. "More importantly, in spite of potential concerns, a majority of individuals want their providers to use an EHR and to share appropriate medical information electronically with the individual's other healthcare providers."

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