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Patients with chronic conditions less edgy about online health privacy
Sacramento Business Journal

More than two thirds of U.S. consumers with chronic conditions believe patients should have access to all their health care information, a new survey shows. And roughly half think the benefits of online health records outweigh privacy concerns.

These patients worry more about other personal information stored digitally, such as online banking — 70 percent said they are worried about that. They also worry about the security of in-store credit card use (69 percent) and online shopping (68 percent). Sixty-five percent expressed concern about online health records, according to the 2014 patient engagement survey by Accenture.