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Trust in Patient-Centered E-Health

Trust in Patient-Centered E-Health
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Author(s): Richard Klein (Clemson University, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 17
Source title: Patient-Centered E-Health
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): E. Vance Wilson (Arizona State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-016-5.ch008

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Abstract

Patient-centered e-health (PCEH) offerings see the emergence of divergent, new third parties, through initiatives, including (a) medical content aggregation, (b) health-based online communities, and (c) patient-physician Internet-based portals. Here, the product is digital and heterogeneous for medical content aggregators; virtual and heterogeneous for online communities; and digital, context-specific, and asynchronous for patient-physician portals. With patients expressing privacy and confidentiality concerns in communicating personal health information electronically, growing numbers of PCEH initiatives give rise to many unique issues with respect to patient trust. Existing electronic commerce research focuses on trust in online vendors, potentially providing an incomplete picture with respect to patient trust in PCEH. An accurate and holistic understanding of patient trust encompasses different combinations of cognitive processes, disposition to trust, and institution-based trust, all shaping trusting

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