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Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-3075-3
pp: 233
ABSTRACT
Personal Health Records (PHRs) systems are a subject of intense interest in the move to improve health care through consumer empowerment. Yet, despite a surge of PHR offerings from a variety of providers, little re- search has been done to learn what prospective users want in a PHR and how they will use these systems. Because managing their personal health care informa- tion is a novel undertaking for most people, traditional technology adoption study methods are difficult to em- ploy in researching PHRs. This paper reports on a us- er-centered design study that combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate how health sta- tus may affect user needs for PHR. Preliminary analy- sis of the results indicates that users with disabilities differ from others in their PHR preferences. The results suggest that a particularly motivating factor for dis- abled individuals is the way in which a PHR will func- tion when emergency services are required.
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D. B. Lafky and T. A. Horan, "Prospective Personal Health Record Use Among Different User Groups: Results of a Multi-wave Study," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 233.
doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.363
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