Beyond the exam room: How data privacy builds patient trust

Healthcare IT News | March 29, 2019

Beyond the exam room: How data privacy builds patient trust
The provider-patient trust relationship is the cornerstone of any healthcare practice. But it doesn’t stop there. Patients entrust their lives and their intensely personal information not only to their physician, but also to an entire healthcare ecosystem: insurance providers, healthcare organizations, hospitals, specialists, labs and other third parties largely undetected to the patient but integral to the patient care process. There is a growing awareness of just how important patient trust is and what can happen when it erodes. “Trust matters in healthcare. It makes patients feel less vulnerable, clinicians feel more effective and reduces the imbalances of information by improving the flow of information,” according to a recent Journal of American Medical Association article. “Trust is so fundamental to the patient-physician relationship that it is easy to assume it exists. However, because of changes in healthcare and society at large, trust is increasingly understood to be at risk and in need of attention.” Patients also have concerns about what happens beyond the exam room

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