Patients worried about security of personal information

Patients worried about security of personal information

Patients worry about the security of their data. More than half (54 percent) think that the health care provider are not safe.

This is evident from an examination of Patiëntenfederatie the Netherlands. The organisation questioned more than 6.600 patients about privacy.

Health insurance companies perform a number of (legal) tasks for which they have information about their policyholders need. Before they are allowed to process personal data, including medical data. For example, for an invoice to be able to handle.

Of the respondents to the survey said 78 percent that the insurer them in advance to notify for information to be obtained from a practitioner.

8 percent feel that is not necessary, 8 per cent find that the health care provider to the patient after the end of the inspection to inform.


Of the interviewees know six of the ten that a health care provider access to the dossier for the conduct of investigations. Four in ten do not know that the insurer without permission to do so.

People find, however, that there really is a suspicion of fraud must be for the research is done. In addition, say many respondents (60 percent) that the insurer accounts to check first with the patient’s own contact record, for the application requests.

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