A new survey by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Politico found only 17 percent of patients have a “great deal” of confidence in their payers’ ability to keep their data secure, FierceHealthcare reports.
The same survey found that only 24 percent of the 1,009 surveyed had the same level of trust in their hospital and physician’s office. Twenty-two of the respondents said they have “not very much” trust in their insurer, with 17 percent saying they had no trust, according to the report.
“Broadly, while many Americans express serious misgivings about data privacy when it comes to social media sites and internet search engines, they report substantially more trust that their private health information will remain secure,” researchers wrote.
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