Health Care IT


With the increasing prevalence of chronic disease throughout the world, Personal Health Records (PHRs) have beensuggested as a way to improve chronic disease self-management. However, PHRs are not yet widely used by consumers.Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) has been successfully utilized to explain health related behaviors among chronic carepatients. In addition, several Information Systems (IS) theories have been successfully used to explain technology adoption.This study combines PMT with IS theory to propose a research model to aid in the understanding of PHR adoption bychronic care patients. The role of educational interventions on various elements of the proposed model is also examined. Weoutline a survey-based study to empirically validate the proposed model using structural equation modeling techniques.