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Americans Want Federal Government to Make Sharing Electronic Health Data Easier

A survey released Sept. 16 shows that clear majorities of Americans support efforts to improve how their medical information is shared among doctors and clinicians, and that they want greater access to their own health data.

A majority said they are comfortable with the use of technologies such as smartphone applications to access their own electronic health records (EHR), but they voiced significant concerns about privacy when federal health data protections are not in place. Likewise, respondents expressed support for several methods to improve the accuracy of how their medical records are linked from place to place—including the use of biometrics like fingerprints.

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