Towards a secure EPR: cultural and educational issues. Conference Paper uri icon


  • The broader adoption of the EPR in healthcare settings has brought with it much greater attention to the significant issues regarding security, confidentiality and privacy of healthcare information. The economic, social and political impact of these issues is also of major concern. In this paper, it is suggested that the application of contemporary evolutionary game theory has high utility for understanding the actual behaviour of stakeholders in such settings. Contemporary evolutionary game theory can explain the effects of cultural norms, institutional policies and economics on behavior. I also suggest that contemporary evolutionary game theory is sufficiently robust as to be useful in the rational design of a policy to encourage certain socially desired behaviour in this area.

published proceedings

  • Int J Med Inform

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, J

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Smith, J

publication date

  • November 2000