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New Data Highlights Opportunity to Improve Access and Use of Online Medical Records among Individuals with Cancer

Vaishali Patel, Ph.D., M.P.H. | January 23, 2020

New data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) examines how people diagnosed with cancer access and use their online medical record. Nearly 60 percent of individuals with a previous cancer diagnosis reported being offered access to their online medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer (Figure 1), according to data from the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). This rate is compared to 50 percent for people never diagnosed with cancer.

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