3. Balancing Privacy And Convenience
The report states that in 2015, the "tension" between data security/privacy and convenience in terms of accessing healthcare data will only grow. In the survey, privacy concerns won out over access to most kinds of data.
However, people are less concerned about privacy if they can be convinced that sharing data will have a healthcare benefit. More than half of survey respondents said they would be open to sharing data if it improves care coordination. And nearly half were willing to share data to support real-time decision-making.