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Study: Majority Concerned About EHRs

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

September 21, 2011

The Australian reports on a survey that reveals more than 80 percent of citizens living in Australia, the U.S. and UK are concerned about the move towards electronic health records. Approximately 37 percent of Australians expressed concern about identity theft; 30 percent worried personal information would find its way onto the Internet, and three percent thought that an employer could access private health data, while only 17 percent expressed "no concerns." A survey representative said, "In all three countries, the growing use of e-medical records is a prime concern because adults believe that having healthcare organzations manage their data electronically exposes them to more threats." 
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