The rate of adoption of mobile technologies or mHealth in the health sector has increased rapidly in the last ten years. This accelerated adoption of information technologies (IT) in delivery of health services and management of healthcare agencies has created an increasingly higher number of associated vulnerabilities such as theft or loss of medical records and human errors. The main goal of this research-in-progress is to study the growing use of mobile technologies in health care (mHealth) and its impact on patients’ health information (PHI) security. The study will also shed light on health practitioners’ attitudes towards security.
Mixed methods will be used to address the questions of this research project. In-depth qualitative interviews of selected participants at health institutions will be conducted. A quantitative study will be administrated to assess the impact of health practitioners’ attitudes on security and to confirm the findings of the qualitative study.
Fagnot, Isabelle, "Impact of Mobile Technologies on Patients’ Health Information Security" (2015). WISP 2015 Proceedings. 19.