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Trust-building in digital health: An exploration of the business case for Block Chain technologies

David Lopez; Alan W Brown; David Plans; Phil Godsiff

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.2864220", 
  "title": "Trust-building in digital health: An exploration of the business case for Block Chain technologies", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This paper aims to shed light on the phenomenon of citizen adoption of digital health mechanisms. The study draws upon theories from information systems and economics to propose and operationalize a model explaining users&rsquo; uncertainty to adopt digital health and contribute with their own personal data.</p>\n\n<p>We further conduct a design-based examination of block chains and their potential to enable trustworthy transactions of personal health data.The results of our research support block chains as important technological artefacts in data-intensive digital health contexts: block chains nurture citizens&rsquo; trust by providing five technology affordances: Decentralized management of information, End-to-End communication, Controlled Transparency, Irreversibility and Self-executing contracts.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "David Lopez"
      "family": "Alan W Brown"
      "family": "David Plans"
      "family": "Phil Godsiff"
  "note": "Authors acknowledge financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (grant: EP/P03196X/1)", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "id": "2864220"
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