electronic medical record security


Patients Reveal Electronic Privacy Concerns

During a switch to EMR, you may want to notify your patients about security of their electronic medical records. A recent survey conducted by the Xerox company shows that many people are concerned about stolen, lost or damaged medical information.

According to Business Wire, patients concerns include:

  • Stolen personal information by hackers (about 80%)
  • Lost, damaged, corrupted records (64 percent)
  • Misuse of their information (62 percent)

If you’re using an EMR already, it’s wise to reassure your patients about security of their records. It may help to explain how paper records have their own security disadvantages: they can be damaged, lost or stolen more easily than electronic information.