Publication Date: October 11, 2005
More than 7 out of 10 Americans support the creation of a nationwide health information exchange or network for doctors and patients. They believe an electronic exchange of health information would enhance quality and increase efficiency of the health care system. Attributes of a proposed nationwide health information exchange that focus on security and privacy are rated as the highest priorities among survey respondents. These same attributes are also rated as the top reasons for supporting the creation of an exchange or network.