A medical data reliability assessment model

Alhaqbani, Bandar S., Josang, Audun, & Fidge, Colin J. (2009) A medical data reliability assessment model. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 4(2), pp. 64-78.

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There is currently a strong focus worldwide on the potential of large-scale Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems to cut costs and improve patient outcomes through increased efficiency. This is accomplished by aggregating medical data from isolated Electronic Medical Record databases maintained by different healthcare providers. Concerns about the privacy and reliability of Electronic Health Records are crucial to healthcare service consumers. Traditional security mechanisms are designed to satisfy confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements, but they fail to provide a measurement tool for data reliability from a data entry perspective. In this paper, we introduce a Medical Data Reliability Assessment (MDRA) service model to assess the reliability of medical data by evaluating the trustworthiness of its sources, usually the healthcare provider which created the data and the medical practitioner who diagnosed the patient and authorised entry of this data into the patient’s medical record. The result is then expressed by manipulating health record metadata to alert medical practitioners relying on the information to possible reliability problems.

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ID Code: 27673
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal's website (See official URL).
Keywords: Electronic Health Records, Trustworthiness, Reputation, Reliability, Subjective Logic
ISSN: 0718-1876
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Software Engineering & Data Communications
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2009 21:47
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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