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.
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
A link to the original article on Pew TrustsThis brief presents the results of a nationally representative survey conducted in June and July 2020 for The Pew Charitable Trusts that was designed to inform lawmakers and regulators as they work to further modernize the U.S. health care system by enhancing patient and clinician access to data held in thousands of EHR systems across the nation. (See the methodology for more information about the survey.)