Patients are more willing to share their healthcare data with clinicians, but their willingness to share their data with health technology companies is decreasing, according to a Feb. 21 report from Rock Health.
Rock Health surveyed 8,000 U.S. adults to assess consumer insights on healthcare data sharing. Here are seven key findings:
- Seventy percent of respondents said that they are comfortable with sharing their healthcare data with physicians and clinicians.
- Fifty-one percent of respondents said they are willing to share healthcare data with family.
- Forty-six percent of respondents were willing to share their healthcare data with insurance companies.
- Forty-four percent of respondents were willing to share their healthcare data with pharmaceutical companies.
- Only 15 percent of respondents said they were willing to share healthcare data with health technology companies, down 10 percent from the year prior.
- The report attributed the decrease to the growing public attention toward healthcare data privacy.
- Rock Health recommended healthcare and Big Tech to start investing in better cybersecurity infrastructure and patient data management to get consumers to want to share their healthcare data with them.