Research Project Title

Student Attitudes to Healthcare Information Technology and Patient Privacy

Session Type

Poster Presentation

Research Project Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this study is to identify the attitudes of students studying in healthcare or healthcare related fields that will become employed in healthcare or healthcare related industries to the development and utilization of healthcare information technologies (HIT), specially the means by which it could violate patient privacy on various levels. The reasoning behind this study is that as data platforms embrace further techniques to gather diverse data on an individual’s habits so too will this be embraced by HIT to better improve health outcomes of patients, but with the possible drawback of reducing the privacy of a patient both in and outside of a clinical setting. This trend can already be observed with new developments in patient health trackers, internal bio-metric technologies and mobile phone based health application for gathering patient data on a near continual basis. The study gathers student attitudes on HIT by means of a voluntary questionnaire. A key benefit from this research is exploring the ethical attitudes of healthcare workers that may arise from the further incorporation of HIT into the medical field. This can then lead to developments in necessary training for healthcare employees in ethical HIT use, safeguards for those technologies to prevent abuse, as well as the possible creation of new patient protection laws within the realm of HIT usage.

Session Number

PS1

Location

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract Number

PS1-a

This document is currently not available here.

COinS
 
Apr 28th, 9:15 AM Apr 28th, 10:45 AM

Student Attitudes to Healthcare Information Technology and Patient Privacy

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract The purpose of this study is to identify the attitudes of students studying in healthcare or healthcare related fields that will become employed in healthcare or healthcare related industries to the development and utilization of healthcare information technologies (HIT), specially the means by which it could violate patient privacy on various levels. The reasoning behind this study is that as data platforms embrace further techniques to gather diverse data on an individual’s habits so too will this be embraced by HIT to better improve health outcomes of patients, but with the possible drawback of reducing the privacy of a patient both in and outside of a clinical setting. This trend can already be observed with new developments in patient health trackers, internal bio-metric technologies and mobile phone based health application for gathering patient data on a near continual basis. The study gathers student attitudes on HIT by means of a voluntary questionnaire. A key benefit from this research is exploring the ethical attitudes of healthcare workers that may arise from the further incorporation of HIT into the medical field. This can then lead to developments in necessary training for healthcare employees in ethical HIT use, safeguards for those technologies to prevent abuse, as well as the possible creation of new patient protection laws within the realm of HIT usage.