Survey: Half of Patients View EHRs in Negative Light

CDW Healthcare survey results showed that while patients trust their doctors to protect their information, 49 percent believe that electronic health records will have a negative impact on the privacy of their personal health information, according to a company news release.

According to the survey, patients not only think that personal health information should be held securely but also believe that healthcare organizations are responsible for protecting financial information (86 percent), personally identifiable information (93 percent) and any information provided about a patient's family (94 percent).

Read the news release about patients' perceptions of EHRs.

Read other coverage about EHRs:

- Literature Shows Benefits of Health IT Abound

- ONC to Begin Recruiting Physician Champions for EHR Use

- Meaningful Use Updates Available Via Email

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