Trust of health entities for secure digital healthcare data in U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the trust on health organizations for the security of digital healthcare data in the U.S., according to a survey conducted among health care consumers between November 2016 and January 2017. Healthcare consumers chose their physicians or other healthcare providers as the most trusted entity for the security of their digital healthcare data with a approval of 88 percent.

Trust of select organizations among U.S. consumers regarding the security of digital health data as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
My physician(s) or other healthcare providers88%
My pharmacy85%
Hospitals I visit84%
My health insurance company82%
Labs that process my medical tests82%
Urgent care or walk-in retail clinics I visit75%
IT support for my physician’s off„ice or other medical site75%
Non-medical sta„ at my physician’s or healthcare provider’s off„ice65%
Tech companies (i.e., for wearables/ health apps I use)57%
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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

November 2016 to January 2017

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

health care consumers

Method of interview

Online survey

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