American Medical Association August 15, 2022
Tanya Albert Henry

At a time when people are divided on so many issues, there is at least one area of near unanimous agreement: the importance of respecting patient data privacy.

The AMA teamed up with Savvy Cooperative, a patient-owned source of health care insights, and surveyed 1,000 patients nationwide to discover their thoughts about the privacy of their medical information.

The results of the patient data privacy survey (PDF) made several things clear:

  • 92% believe privacy is a right and their health data should not be available for corporations or other individuals to buy.
  • 94% said companies that collect, store, analyze or use health data should be held accountable under the law.
  • Nearly 93% want health app developers to publicize if...

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