A Sustainable Approach to Security and Privacy in Health Information Systems

Liu, Vicky, May, Lauren J., Caelli, William J., & Croll, Peter R. (2007) A Sustainable Approach to Security and Privacy in Health Information Systems. In Toleman, Mark, Cater-Steel, Aileen, & Roberts, Dave (Eds.) 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 5-7 December, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia.


This paper identifies and discusses recent information privacy violations or weaknesses which have been found in national infrastructure systems in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), two of which involve departments of health and social services. The feasibility of health information systems (HIS) based upon intrinsically more secure technological architectures than those in general use in today's marketplace is investigated. We propose a viable and sustainable IT solution which addresses the privacy and security concerns at all levels in HIS with a focus on trustworthy access control mechanisms.

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ID Code: 11192
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the conference web page (see ACIS link). For more information, please contact the authors.
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Keywords: Access control, trusted systems, information assurance, health information systems
ISBN: 9780909756963
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Copyright Statement: Vicky Liu, Lauren May, William Caelli and Peter Croll © 2007. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ACIS to publish this document in full in the Conference Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2007 00:00
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