Despite privacy and security concerns over their medical records, consumers overwhelmingly want their providers to share information, according to a nationwide survey by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

While about 70 percent of consumers expressed concerns in the survey about privacy and security, only 8 percent of respondents in fact withheld information from their providers due to those concerns. In 2012 and 2013, ONC conducted nationally representative surveys of consumers to examine their attitudes toward privacy and security, as well as their preferences in terms of electronic health records and health information exchange.

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