• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

A Systematic Review of Studies about Patient Privacy Information Protection in the Time of Convergence


Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze published studies on patient privacy information protection in Korea. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The studies were identified with data collected from Oct. to Nov. 2014 using the websites of RISS, KISS and NDSL. Keywords such as ‘patient and personal information protection’, ‘patient and privacy protection’ ‘patient and medical information protection’ were used. A total of 46 studies published were reviewed using criteria developed by researchers. Findings: Studies published and associated have increase after 2010.The subjects of research were healthcare students, hospital workers, and specialists, and a large part of the studies (48%) were simple surveys of the current state. There was not an intervention study examining changes in the participants. The most common relevant variables were the perception and practice of personal information protection, and the scores of perception and practice were different according to job category. In addition, the correlation between perception and practice was significant, but the correlation coefficient was affected by several factors. Applications/Improvements: It is considered necessary to expand the subjects of research including all job categories accessing patient privacy information, and to conduct direct intervention studies for reinforcing the protection of patients’ privacy information in collaboration with different areas.
Keywords: Medical Information, Protection of Personal Information, Security


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