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Role of Individual Motivations and Privacy Concerns in the Adoption of German Electronic Patient Record Apps—A Mixed-Methods Study

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Faculty of Linguistics and Information Science, University of Hildesheim, 31141 Hildesheim, Germany
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Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH, University of Potsdam, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(18), 9553; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189553
Received: 31 July 2021 / Revised: 23 August 2021 / Accepted: 26 August 2021 / Published: 10 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Technology’s Role in Global Healthcare Systems)
Germany’s electronic patient record (“ePA”) launched in 2021 with several attempts and years of delay. The development of such a large-scale project is a complex task, and so is its adoption. Individual attitudes towards an electronic health record are crucial, as individuals can reject opting-in to it and making any national efforts unachievable. Although the integration of an electronic health record serves potential benefits, it also constitutes risks for an individual’s privacy. With a mixed-methods study design, this work provides evidence that different types of motivations and contextual privacy antecedents affect usage intentions towards the ePA. Most significantly, individual motivations stemming from feelings of volition or external mandates positively affect ePA adoption, although internal incentives are more powerful. View Full-Text
Keywords: personal electronic health records; technology adoption; endogenous motivations; health information privacy concern; mixed-methods; ePA personal electronic health records; technology adoption; endogenous motivations; health information privacy concern; mixed-methods; ePA
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Henkenjohann, R. Role of Individual Motivations and Privacy Concerns in the Adoption of German Electronic Patient Record Apps—A Mixed-Methods Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9553. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189553

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Henkenjohann R. Role of Individual Motivations and Privacy Concerns in the Adoption of German Electronic Patient Record Apps—A Mixed-Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(18):9553. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189553

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Henkenjohann, Richard. 2021. "Role of Individual Motivations and Privacy Concerns in the Adoption of German Electronic Patient Record Apps—A Mixed-Methods Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 18: 9553. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189553

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