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Data security and information privacy are the important aspects to consider for the use of mobile technology for recording clinical experience and encounter in medical education. Objective: This study aims to address the qualitative findings of the appropriate data security and information privacy for PDA accessible clinical-log in problem-based learning (PBL) approach in medical education. Method: The semi-structured interviews were conducted with the medical faculty members, honorary clinical academics and medical education technology specialists. Results: Data security and information access plan were determined for managing clinical-log data. The results directed the guideline for the future development and implementation of clinical-log and other functionalities on PDAs. Conclusion: The findings provide the understanding of aspects, concerns and appropriate strategy to safeguard data security and information privacy of PDA accessible clinical-log.
Date of Conference: 20-23 April 2010