Consumer adoption of health tech slowed by privacy, security concerns

While more than half of American consumers believe that technology can shed light on their healthcare and foster strong relationships with their providers, privacy and security concerns have a direct impact on their willingness to use health technology, according to a recent Kantar study. The results are concerning given that reports show health tech use can improve patient outcomes. For example, a recent report showed the use of patient portals cut emergency department visits, while driving more judicious healthcare utilization.

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