Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Electronic Personal Health Records Could Improve Their Health


Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Author(s): Connecting for Health

Research Area: Health; Media, telecommunications, and information

Keywords: Health Information Technology; Personal Health Records; Consumer survey

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


A national survey to explore consumer perceptions about personal health records, and to measure perceptions of the importance of privacy practices in consumers’ decision to adopt such services. The results documented firm attitudes in a majority of adults surveyed regarding privacy practices in the unfolding world of online PHR services.