Smart Cities are characterized as urban information and communication technology hubs focused on renovating community healthcare ecosystems. Expanded smartphones, tablets, and internet of things (IoT) use have increased fears about digital healthcare consumers privacy. These protected healthcare information privacy concerns create a new sense of urgency for Information Security researchers to investigate complex digital healthcare consumer behaviors. This paper brings Smart City policymaker information security awareness by exploring the current state of protected healthcare information privacy through institutional information security privacy policies. This paper's theoretical contributions asserts that scholars should focus on digital healthcare consumers behaviors in Smart Cities. This foundational research study reveals contradictions and interesting privacy considerations for federal, state, and city government policymakers.
Wilkerson, John; Dailey, Marcia; and Brown, Paul, "Investigating Protected Health Information Privacy: Smart City Policymaker Challenges" (2023). MWAIS 2023 Proceedings. 10.