Elizabeth Snell reports:
While EHRs and HIEs are being touted as necessary tools for the improvement of the nation’s healthcare system, some Californians believe that the use of HIEs in fact worsen patient data privacy, according to a recent study.
Approximately 40 percent of respondents think HIE worsens privacy while nearly one-third think it improves privacy and 42.5 percent believe it worsens security, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The study interviewed 800 adult California residents and conducted by University of California, Davis and University of California San Diego researchers.
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