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Survey: Privacy Concerns Drive Medical Treatment

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

June 28, 2012

A survey conducted for healthcare security firm FairWarning has revealed that privacy concerns influence Australian citizens’ healthcare decisions, COMPUTERWORLD reports. Nearly half of the 1,015 respondents said they have withheld or will withhold personal information from providers that have a poor data protection reputation. FairWarning CEO Kurt Long said, “Trust is the bedrock upon which the patient-care provider relationship is founded and when privacy considerations influence that relationship, patient care and treatment outcomes are impacted.”
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