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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2007;13(3):197-205.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2007.13.3.197    Published online September 30, 2007.
Comparison of the Perception on Health Information Privacy Protection for Electronic Health Record among Patients, Healthcare Providers and Administration Groups
Inyoung Choi, Jiyoung Lee, Soon Choy, Sukil Kim
1The Catholic Univ. of Korea College of Medicine, Korea.
2Department of Preventive Medicine, The Catholic Univ. of Korea Graduate School of Public Health, Korea.

OBJECTIVE: As the accelerated development and use of Electronic Health Record have grown exponentially, the possible disclosure of patient healthcare information is increased. The purpose of this study is to examine the perception gap on disclosure of EHR information among the patient/guardian group, healthcare provider group, and administration group.

METHODS: A questionnaire survey from a hospital located in Incheon City of Korea was conducted and over 200 responses were collected. Outcome measures include healthcare information protection, disclosure of unidentifiable information, possible losses from the disclosure of healthcare information, and the ownership of healthcare information.

RESULTS: Regarding healthcare information protection, three groups have a general consensus over some issues. In contrast, the healthcare providers and the administration group have a higher consideration regarding possible losses resulting from the disclosure of healthcare information than the patient group. In addition, the healthcare provider group considered the ownership of healthcare information to belong to the hospital in contrast with the patients' view that the ownership and disclosure rights belong to the patient.

CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that the high level of interest and concern that our results revealed, suggests that more attention should be directed toward designing and developing policy, organization and legislative systems.

Key Words: Electronic Health Record Systems, Health Information, Privacy Protection
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