Physicians rate top 5 patient privacy threats from EHRs

Here are five statistics on EHR threats to patient privacy, according to the Medscape EHR Report 2016: Physicians Rate Top EHRs.

When Medscape conducted the survey in 2012, 77 percent of physician respondents said they didn't have privacy concerns about EHRs. However, this past year the number of physicians without concerned dropped to 8 percent. The top patient privacy concerns among physicians in relationship to EHRs are:

1. Internal sabotage of records: 24 percent
2. HIPAA compliance: 35 percent
3. Loss of patient information through a malfunction: 57 percent
4. Unauthorized access to patient information: 57 percent
5. Hacking and misusing information: 60 percent

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