ONC Study Will Measure Public Sentiment on EMRs
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.November 23, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology wants to know more about the public's attitude toward electronic medical records (EMRs). American Medical News reports that the ONC will embark on a five-year study to find out how many people "are concerned about the privacy and security of EMRs...have kept any part of their medical history from their doctor due to privacy concerns" or are concerned about the electronic transfer of their medical information. The ONC will survey 2,000 individuals annually beginning in 2012, the report states.