Awareness about Privacy and Security of Patient Health Information

Pushpalatha, K and Saha, Dola and Gudi, Nachiket and Sinha, Rajesh Kumar (2018) Awareness about Privacy and Security of Patient Health Information. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (12). pp. 190-194. ISSN 0976-0245

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Privacy and Security of patient health records is a matter of concern in India, as we gradually move from manual to electronic methods of data management in healthcare. Studies on understanding the awareness about privacy and security among healthcare professionals is a method of identifying the preparedness of the healthcare team and knowing their attitude. A cross-sectional study done using a questionnaire survey among 601 healthcare professionals working in private clinics, handling patient health information, in a specific district of Southern India, showed limited awareness about privacy and security of patient health information. The limiting barriers found were mainly insufficient funds to put security measures, inadequate space, shortage of qualified health information professionals and unenforced laws. Concluding, this study definitely calls for directing attention towards creating awareness about Privacy and Security of Patient Health Information handling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Privacy; Security; Patient Health Records; Patient Data; Health Information
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Health Information Management
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 06:20
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 06:20

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