Information accountability for online healthcare social networks

Gajanayake, Randike, Iannella, Renato, & Sahama, Tony R. (2011) Information accountability for online healthcare social networks. In International Conference on Innovation and Management, IAM 2011, 12 - 15 July 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Online social networking has become one of the most popular Internet applications in the modern era. They have given the Internet users, access to information that other Internet based applications are unable to. Although many of the popular online social networking web sites are focused towards entertainment purposes, sharing information can benefit the healthcare industry in terms of both efficiency and effectiveness. But the capability to share personal information; the factor which has made online social networks so popular, is itself a major obstacle when considering information security and privacy aspects. Healthcare can benefit from online social networking if they are implemented such that sensitive patient information can be safeguarded from ill exposure. But in an industry such as healthcare where the availability of information is crucial for better decision making, information must be made available to the appropriate parties when they require it. Hence the traditional mechanisms for information security and privacy protection may not be suitable for healthcare. In this paper we propose a solution to privacy enhancement in online healthcare social networks through the use of an information accountability mechanism.

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ID Code: 42175
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information accountability, online social networks, healthcare, online healthcare social networks, information sharing, privacy
ISBN: 9789868489929
ISSN: 2218-6387
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult authors
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2011 22:42
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2011 17:16

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