Trust in digital health among marginalised communities low: study

Population groups who have experienced discrimination and stigma in healthcare are more likely than the wider community to distrust digital health initiatives and are much less likely to want to share information with health authorities or governments, a new study shows.

A survey of 2000 people from four populations affected by blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) found these populations reported the lowest levels of trust in digital technologies and the most frequent experiences of stigma.

They were also far more likely to have opted out of the My Health Record initiative, and were far less likely to be willing to share health data from a device or app with healthcare services.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: My Health Record

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