Half of surveyed consumers said they would most trust a physician office or organization to regulate a central database of electronic patient information, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
The study found that 16% of surveyed consumers said they would most trust a health plan to oversee a patient database, 7% said they would most trust a hospital and 7% said they would most trust the government. Eighteen percent of surveyed consumers said they would most trust some other entity with overseeing a patient database.
The study is based on a random digit dial telephone survey of 152 residents of the Hudson Valley region of New York state. It was conducted between January and April 2008.
Source: Annals of Family Medicine, "Health Care Consumers' Preferences Around Health Information Exchange," September/October 2012