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ONC To Launch Survey, Education Campaign

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 4, 2011

iHealthBeat reports that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is launching campaigns to gather public opinion and educate people about the privacy and security of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges. The ONC will pretest its opinion gathering initiative with a 100-person survey and is planning to question 2,000 people yearly for five years on concerns about unauthorized access and sharing of EHRs. The two-year educational campaign will use information collected from focus groups, interviews and surveys in the first phase to guide the development of educational materials and messaging.
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