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Studies: Docs like electronic health records but privacy a concern
USA Today - Robert Preidt, HealthDay

U.S. physicians support the use of electronic medical records, but widespread concerns exist about privacy problems, two new studies show. One study of more than 1,000 family practice and specialist doctors in Massachusetts found that 86% believed electronic health information exchange (HIE) would improve patient quality of care, 70% thought it would reduce costs and 76% said it would save time.