Public Preferences About Secondary Uses of Electronic Health Information

JAMA: August 19, 2013

Importance   As health information technology grows, secondary uses of personal health information offer promise in advancing research, public health, and health care. Public perceptions about sharing personal health data are important for establishing and evaluating ethical and regulatory structures to oversee the use of these data.

Objective   To measure patient preferences about sharing their electronic health information for secondary purposes (other than their own health care). Read more