Identification of Barriers and Facilitators for eHealth Acceptance: The KONFIDO Study
In this paper, we present one of the key KONFIDO project’s activities, the identification of key barriers and facilitators regarding eHealth solutions acceptance, focusing on security and interoperability. The methodology presented includes an end-user survey and an end-user workshop, engaging various stakeholders from Europe, in order to gain value out of their experience and insight in real-world healthcare settings. The analysis of the results provides a list of explicitly identified barriers and facilitators of adopting eHealth solutions in a Europe-wide scale, useful in the context of KONFIDO and beyond.
KeywordseHealth acceptance Barriers Facilitators Cross-border health data exchange Security of eHealth systems
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727528 (KONFIDO—Secure and Trusted Paradigm for Interoperable eHealth Services). This paper reflects only the authors’ views and the Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The authors would like to thank the KONFIDO partners for promoting the survey and for participating at the End-user Workshop.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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