Physicians, nurses and support staff respond differently to data breach security policies: study

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

The different subcultures of physicians, nurses and support staff will influence whether employees violate information security policies, including locking the EHR workstation, according to Binghamton (N.Y.) University researchers.

In a study recently published in Information Systems Research, the research team worked with Temple University, Georgia State University, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine to analyze information security policy compliance.

The researchers spent years on the analysis and examined ISP compliance among physicians, nurses and support staff. One researcher was stationed in a hospital for more than two years to monitor and analyze activities as well as conduct interviews and surveys with numerous employees.

One main area of focus for the study was...

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