Adoption of accountable-eHealth systems by future healthcare professionals: An empirical research model based on the Australian context

Gajanayake, Randike, Iannella, Renato, & Sahama, Tony R. (2014) Adoption of accountable-eHealth systems by future healthcare professionals: An empirical research model based on the Australian context. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (Healthcom), IEEE, Natal, Brazil, pp. 495-499.

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This paper provides a first look at the acceptance of Accountable-eHealth systems, a new genre of eHealth systems, designed to manage information privacy concerns that hinder the proliferation of eHealth. The underlying concept of AeH systems is appropriate use of information through after-the-fact accountability for intentional misuse of information by healthcare professionals. An online questionnaire survey was utilised for data collection from three educational institutions in Queensland, Australia. A total of 23 hypothesis relating to 9 constructs were tested using a structural equation modelling technique. A total of 334 valid responses were received. The cohort consisted of medical, nursing and other health related students studying at various levels in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The hypothesis testing disproved 7 hypotheses. The empirical research model developed was capable of predicting 47.3% of healthcare professionals’ perceived intention to use AeH systems. A validation of the model with a wider survey cohort would be useful to confirm the current findings.

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ID Code: 75530
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: eHealth, Privacy, Information accountability, Consumer adoption
DOI: 10.1109/HealthCom.2014.7001892
ISBN: 978-1-4799-6644-8
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 IEEE
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 23:42
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 00:08

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