Information accountability with policy languages for e-Health

Gajanayake, Randike, Iannella, Renato, & Sahama, Tony R. (2012) Information accountability with policy languages for e-Health. In International Conference on Information Resource Management, 21 - 23 May 2012, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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ICT is becoming a prominent part of healthcare delivery but brings with it information privacy concerns for patients and competing concerns by the caregivers. A proper balance between these issues must be established in order to fully utilise ICT capabilities in healthcare. Information accountability is a fairly new concept to computer science which focuses on fair use of information. In this paper we investigate the different issues that need to be addressed when applying information accountability principles to manage healthcare information. We briefly introduce an information accountability framework for handling electronic health records (eHR). We focus more on digital rights management by considering data in eHRs as digital assets and how we can represent privacy policies and data usage policies as these are key factors in accountability systems.

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ID Code: 48990
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Healthcare, eHR, ODRL, DRM, policy, provenance, transparency, information accountability, fair use, privacy, e-health, ICT
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified (080599)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2012 22:50
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 05:11

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