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Nathan E Botts
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Consumer Interest in Sharing and Accessing Digital Health Data

An issue brief from the Pew Trust Foundation

According to a survey from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 81%t of adults surveyed favor improved patient and provider access to health information. More than two-thirds of consumers want their clinicians to share health information that isn't presently required by federal data-sharing policies (Trust, 2021).

As digital health technologies continue to proliferate, Americans are becoming increasingly interested in using them to improve their health and well-being. At the same time, however, they are also expressing growing concerns about their personal health data security and privacy.

The article linked below reports the results of a nationally representative survey done by The Pew Charitable Trusts in June and July 2020. The survey was done to help lawmakers and regulators modernize the U.S. health care system by making it easier for patients and clinicians to access data stored in thousands of EHR systems all over the country. 

Reference:

Trust, P. (2021, July 27). Most Americans Want to Share and Access More Digital Health Data | The Pew Charitable Trusts. Most Americans Want to Share and Access More Digital Health Data | The Pew Charitable Trusts; www.pewtrusts.org. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2021/07/most-americans-want-to-share-and-access-more-digital-health-data

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