Nearly three out of four Americans favor the development of electronic patient records that would allow health information to be shared via the Internet with authorized individuals quickly, privately and securely, according to a survey of 800 adults conducted for the Markle Foundation. But 79% of respondents said that their records should be carefully guarded and the information contained within released only with their permission. The survey also found that 81% of respondents want the ability to review their medical information and 91% want a high level of checks and balances in order to keep prying eyes away. The study also showed that 80% of Americans believe that the use of electronic medical records would boost healthcare quality. View the survey results.
Majority of Americans support electronic records: survey
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