What is the aim of the study?
This study is a joint project of the AUC - the Academy of Trauma Surgery (Akademie der Unfallchirurgie GmbH) and the Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel). With COVID-19 the world encounters an unprecedented crises that have impacted all of us in a certain way. For the healthcare sector and other areas COVID-19 has triggered and accelerated the rise of digital technology which has proven to be quite effective in many ways. The goal of this survey is to analyze the status quo and the capability of the healthcare system as we know today to cope with various emerging trends in context of new digital technology in the healthcare sector. Based on the findings of the survey we aim to provide a better understanding about the development and future of the healthcare sector which helps decision makers to derive actions to ensure a future work environment where healthcare professionals can work safely and where medical quality care is improved as much as possible but also available to all those who need it.
What happens to the collected data?
The Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel is collecting the data by using the UniPark survey (questback) platform. The collected data will be only used for the purpose of the study objective mentioned above and on the introduction page. The questionnaire requires general information about yourself (e.g. age, gender), details about your professional field and your individual perception and interpretation of different emerging healthcare trends. The data is collected and evaluated completely anonymously. Neither the data collector, the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, nor any other third party has the possibility to trace the information back to you based on the survey responses.
The collected survey data will be only stored on the protected server of the UniPark platform and on the protected servers of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. The data access is password protected and the login credentials will not be passed to any third party. The UniPark platform uses state-of-the-art technologies and industry-proven data encryption methods during the data transmission. The encryption protection also applies to the duration of storage. The complete data protection declaration of the UniPark survey platform can be viewed here: https://www.unipark.com/en/data-security/
For data evaluation, it is necessary that the data from the UniPark questionnaire are transferred to a digital database on the protected servers of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. Subsequently, all data on the UniPark platform will be deleted, so that only the University of Kiel has access to the data. The data is evaluated exclusively by the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel.
The legal provisions of the data protection law are observed. According to the data protection law, you have anytime the right to request for information and to declare the deletion of your data against the data collector. You can change and withdraw this declaration of consent at any time by contacting the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. The data is deleted after evaluation and final publication of the results. The data will be deleted after a maximum of 5 years.
How to contact the person responsible for the data processing?
The responsible person for the data collection and evaluation is the chair holder of the Technology Management Chair and the director of the Institute for Innovation Research, Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz from the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. If you have any further questions about the study, please use the following contact details:
Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz
Kiel University, Christian-Albrecht-Universität in Kiel
Director, Institute for Innovation Research