Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2022

Humira Ehrari, Lise Tordrup, Sune Dueholm Müller*

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences | 2022
Number of pages4106
Publication date3 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2022

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