What is it about?

This study looks at why Generation Z (Gen-Z), which includes young people, use or don't use personal electronic health records (e-health records). These digital health records are important for managing health information. The study surveyed 1,000 Gen-Z university students and found that social influence plays a big role in getting Gen-Z to use e-health records. It also found that things like how well the system works, how easy it is to use, and how much people know about e-health records affect whether Gen-Z wants to use them. Privacy concerns are a barrier, but if Gen-Z trusts the health system, it helps overcome these worries.

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Why is it important?

This study's importance lies in its potential to inform the development of digital health solutions that resonate with Gen-Z, a generation poised to shape the future of healthcare technology, while also shedding light on the critical interplay between trust, privacy, and technology adoption in healthcare.

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This page is a summary of: Paving the way for increased e-health record use: elaborating intentions of Gen-Z, Health Systems, October 2022, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/20476965.2022.2129471.
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