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Survey: EHR Privacy a Priority for Doctors, Patients

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 3, 2011

Doctors and patients agree on the way health IT should be used in modern healthcare, according to a Markle Foundation survey. InformationWeek reports that the Markle Survey of Health in a Networked Life interviewed 1,582 members of the public and 779 physicians. It found that respondents are accepting of technology's increasing role in healthcare, but both groups want privacy and accountability provisions. A majority of both groups support allowing individuals to know who has accessed their records and the controls to change incorrect data. The majority also supports breach notifications and a policy against government collection of PII for quality improvement programs, the report states.
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