An Exploration of Trends in Patient Health Data Safety Concerns: Does Heterogeneity Matter?

dc.contributor.author Mukhopadhyay, Surma
dc.contributor.author Basak, Ramsankar
dc.contributor.author Reithel, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T07:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T07:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract There have been ongoing discussions on threats to patients' electronic health information/records (EHR). This study aims to examine the 1) trend in electronic data safeguard concerns and 2) factors associated with such perceptions. Using the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data from 2014, 2017, and 2018, the study analyzed 7527 patients (representing approximately, 175 million US adult subjects) for their perceptions on information safeguard and withholding information from providers due to privacy/security. About 24%, 24%, and 15% respondents reported not confident about data safeguard in 2014, 2017, and 2018, respectively. A large population is not firmly confident about data safety and many would withhold information. Although there is a significant trend in improvement of safeguard concerns, there is patient characteristics-related heterogeneity and there are communication quality effects on adverse outcomes of privacy/security concerns. The results will be useful for improving patient utilization of EHRs benefiting patients or healthcare systems.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.439
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64181
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject IT Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare
dc.subject ehr
dc.subject online medical records
dc.subject privacy
dc.subject safeguard
dc.subject security
dc.title An Exploration of Trends in Patient Health Data Safety Concerns: Does Heterogeneity Matter?
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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