Healthcare Data

Patient Health Information: Are Consumers Ready for a New Data Use Partnership?

Gathering, storing and sharing patient healthcare data is an ever-growing topic of attention for both patients and providers. With that in mind, HIMSS and Mayo Clinic conducted a large survey of US consumers to gather current perceptions of how health data is managed, and to what degree consumers think their privacy is protected.

Survey highlights include:

  • 66% of consumers trust providers to protect privacy of data
  • Of factors contributing to trust, 21% say HIPAA
  • 69% believe providers share their information
  • 40% comfortable with info sharing for research purposes

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