A majority of individuals (74%) are confident their medical records are safe from unauthorized viewing, but have concerns (66%) when health information is electronically exchanged. These perceptions are unchanged since 2011. Ten percent of individuals reported withholding information from their health care provider due to privacy and security concerns regarding their medical record. This is down from 15% of individuals in 2014.
HINTS 5, Cycle 1, 2017
*Significantly different from previous year (p < 0.05). Denominator represents all individuals, weighted percentages reflect national estimates.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Individuals' Perceptions of the Privacy and Security of Medical Records and Health Information Exchange,' Health IT Quick-Stat #58. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/consumers-privacy-security-medical-record-information-exchange.php. April 2018.