Study finds Irish people are willing to have medical data shared electronically

The study by EY found that Irish people are particularly willing to take genetic testing and to have their medical information shared throughout the healthcare system

Dr Ronan Glynn of EY said it was a positive sign that Irish people are engaging more with digital healthcare technology. Picture: EY

A new study by EY has found that Irish people are willing to engage more with technology to improve their healthcare. The study found 72 per cent of people were in favour of the automatic sharing of their personal medical information within the healthcare system.

In addition, 71 per cent were prepared to take genetic tests to determine predispositions to certain diseases while 64 per cent would take medicine personalised to their genetic profile.

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