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Most patients worry about data privacy, AMA survey says

By Susan Kelly, Healthcare Dive

A majority of people are unclear about what rules exist to protect the privacy of their medical information and have concerns about who has access, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

Nearly 75% of patients expressed concern about protecting their personal health data, and only 20% said they knew the scope of companies and people with access to their medical information, the survey found. More than 92% of patients said they have a right to privacy, and their health data should not be available for purchase. Read more …