FACTS AND STATS

Sixty-three per cent of U.S. adults said they agree completely or somewhat that increased use of computers to collect and share patient health data can be accomplished without jeopardizing patient privacy, according to a survey by Harris Interactive.

One out of four respondents said they disagreed that increased use of computers to collect and share health data could be done without jeopardizing privacy, while 12 per cent of respondents were unsure.

The study also found that 70 per cent respondents are generally satisfied with the protection of their personal health information by physicians and hospitals.
Source:ihealthbeat
Date published: 03-29-07


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