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. 18, 31 (2021).
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.
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai (HPI·MS)
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Prof. Dr. med. Erwin Böttinger Professor for Digital Health - Personalized Medicine and Head of Digital Health Center erwin.boettinger(at)hpi.de www.hpi.de/boettinger