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Americans Want Benefits of Personal Health Records

  • Publication Date: 
    Thursday, June 5, 2003

    Over 70 percent of those surveyed believe PHRs would improve the quality of health care. Over two-thirds would use PHR features that are or may be available. People with greater health care needs report the highest interest in using PHRs. In addition, people trust their doctors the most with authorized access to their PHR. Finally, nearly all are very concerned about privacy and keeping their health information secure, but believe that technology provides appropriate protections.