Health Information Privacy and Security

Health Information Privacy and Security

IT Privacy and Security Find an article less than 5-years-old or web site related to the topic of this thread from a peer-reviewed journal OR professional publication OR professional web page. Post an APA compliant abstract of the article/web page. In addition to the abstract, briefly address the following graded points in your post: Why this is important to know, a list of conclusions and/or recommendations, how the article/web page could be applied to your professional practice or how the article/web page related to the textbook reading or the module, and an APA style formatted reference at end of the article as best as Blackboard will allow you to format it. The citation must include a DOI number (preferred) or a full URL so the actual article or web site can be pulled up. Be careful to NOT post links to search pages (a common mistake). The link must go directly to the article. (Optional). Adding a specific and concrete example of implementation/use of this information for extra credit Health Information Privacy and Security



One of the challenges that healthcare providers have grappled with over time is the issue of interoperability of electronic health record (EHR) systems purchased from a wide array of vendors. This is what led to the development of the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) by healthcare organizations. But the ability to easily share patient information across different vendor platforms has come with its own issues about the security of the patent data and safety of the concerned patients. This is all what the concern for information privacy (CFIP) literature is about. This study makes use of a model that tests the four facets of the CFIP paradigm. These are unauthorized access, errors, collection, and secondary use. The model also looks at the antecedents of these dimensions and the likelihood of the patient agreeing to their information being shared according to the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) model. The results of this study carried out in the United States show that the perception of health information sensitivity and anxiety over information technology significantly contribute to privacy concerns and the patients’ reluctance to have their information shared on platforms such as the of the HIEs.Health Information Privacy and Security

Keywords: health information exchanges, concern for information privacy

Importance of Knowing the Information in the Study (Article)

The importance of knowing this information lays in the fact that all healthcare providers are currently required to have some form of health information system (HIS) on which they capture all their patients’ data. These systems should also preferably be interoperable for ease of access and better patient care (Reisman, 2017; Bhartiya & Mehrotra, 2013). Its application to practice is in the fact that patients have concerns about the security of their clinical information and so the article can help address these concerns (Esmaeilzadeh, 2018). The conclusion is that patient data security concerns should not be ignored.


Bhartiya, S., & Mehrotra, D. (2013). Exploring interoperability approaches and challenges in healthcare data exchange. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 52–65.

Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2018). The effects of public concern for information privacy on the adoption of health information exchanges (HIEs) by healthcare entities. Health Communication, 34(10), 1202-1211.

Reisman, M. (2017). EHRs: The challenge of making electronic data usable and interoperable. Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), 42(9), 572-575.  

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