Sunday, January 23, 2011

Public and Doctors Agree on Importance of Medical Privacy

Revealing survey by the Markle Foundation on the importance of breach notification when medical records are improperly accessed, as well as, a patient's right to review who has accessed their medical information.

Medical Breach Notification
Over 80% of doctors and the public said it was important "individual patients be notified if their information falls into unauthorized hands" - Merkle Foundation, 12/2010

(Merkle Foundation, 12/2010)
Patient Review of Medical Record Access Log
Over 70% of doctors and the public said it was important "patients be able to review who has had access to their personal health information" - Merkle Foundation, 12/2010
(Merkle Foundation, 12/2010 )
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For more of the results from the Markle foundation poll go to: "Markle Survey: Public and Doctors Agree on Importance of Specific Privacy Safeguards - Merkle Foundation, 12/2010"

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