Aaron Baird

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We provide early evidence that healthcare consumers plan to play a more active role in their healthcare through the use of a patient-centric information tool---the Personal Health Record (PHR). We assess consumer attitudes, values, and beliefs of PHRs through the use of a focus group and further analyze the intention to adopt a PHR through the use of a(More)
BACKGROUND Consumer use of mobile devices as health service delivery aids (mHealth) is growing, especially as smartphones become ubiquitous. However, questions remain as to how consumer traits, health perceptions, situational characteristics, and demographics may affect consumer mHealth usage intentions, assimilation, and channel preferences. OBJECTIVE We(More)
BACKGROUND Two interesting health care trends are currently occurring: 1) patient-facing technologies, such as personal health records, patient portals, and mobile health apps, are being adopted at rapid rates, and 2) primary care, which includes family practice, is being promoted as essential to reducing health care costs and improving health care(More)
Customer-facing information systems have received very little research attention, especially in the context of healthcare. As hospitals begin to provide healthcare consumers with online patient portals to view and manage personal health records and diagnostic results, little is known about whether or not the 'dominant paradigm' (Fichman 2004) of diffusion(More)