NORWALK, Conn. – Nearly half of Americans are worried about having their personal health care data stolen, according to the 2017 Xerox eHealth Survey. Yet more than three quarters of survey respondents also believe it would be more secure to share health care information between providers through a secure electronic method rather than faxing paper documents. The survey also showed that Americans believe better information sharing across providers can help improve patient care, and they believe wait times to receive test results and diagnoses would decrease if providers were able to securely share and access digital patient information from various providers. They also believe quality of service of health care providers would improve if there were better information sharing and coordination among different providers. The survey was conducted among more than 3,000 U.S. adults in January.
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