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The Digital Divide in Healthcare: A Socio-Cultural Perspective of Digital Health Literacy

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  • Humira Ehrari, Aarhus Universitet, Danmark
  • Lise Tordrup
  • Sune Dueholm Müller

As the use of IT for health management increases, threats to exacerbate existing health inequalities increases. Through semi-structured expert interviews, this qualitative study aims to examine the SocioCultural characteristics associated with access to and use of technologies for health managing purposes and its relationship with health literacy. Inspired by Bourdieu, the paper uses a socio-cultural perspective to understand the choices and lifestyle of individuals, based on the underlying human mechanisms that may function as determinants of the (in)equality which digitalization of health services may entail. The study focuses on the following question: How do social factors create and reproduce (in)equality in behavioral skills, regarding digital health technologies? The study contributes with a multidimensional perspective on social factors that influences the use and acceptance of digital health technologies from the expert's perspectives.

TitelProceedings of the 55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2022
RedaktørerTung X. Bui
Antal sider10
ForlagUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
Udgivelsesårjan. 2022
ISBN (trykt)978-0-9981331-5-7
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780998133157
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2022
Begivenhed55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Virtual
Varighed: 3 jan. 20227 jan. 2022


Konference55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

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