Nearly half of Americans (44 percent) are worried about having their personal healthcare information stolen as a result of a breach of a healthcare provider’s information systems.

However, respondents to the survey believe that electronic records can be used in such a way to augment the security of their health information; some 76 percent of respondents to a survey of 3,000 U.S. adults believe it would be more secure to share healthcare information between providers through a secure electronic method instead of faxing paper documents.

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