Consumers Concerned About Medical Records

It seems that consumers grow more fearful everyday about the privacy of their medical records a new survey shows. Besides falling into the wrong hands they are afraid of fraud, theft and a host of other problems that keep them up at night.

The survey commissioned by EpicTide and conducted by The Benchmarking Company, an independent research firm, measured consumer awareness of medical identity theft and patient safety concerns. The survey report explores issues including:

--  Consumer awareness of medical identity theft and its consequences
--  Rising rate of incidence of medical identity theft among the general
population
--  Consumers' understanding of their patient rights
--  Consumer perceptions regarding the ability of healthcare organizations
to protect patient records and ensure patient safety
--  Consumer perceptions regarding the responsibility of healthcare
organizations in protecting patient records and reporting security
breaches.

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