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An information accountability framework for shared eHealth policies

Gajanayake, Randike, Iannella, Renato, & Sahama, Tony R. (2012) An information accountability framework for shared eHealth policies. In Data Usage Management on the Web: Proceedings of the WWW2012 Workshop, Technische Universitat Munchen - Institut fur Informatik , Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France, pp. 38-45.

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Abstract

Privacy issues have hindered the evolution of e-health since its emergence. Patients demand better solutions for the protection of private information. Health professionals demand open access to patient health records. Existing e-health systems find it difficult to fulfill these competing requirements. In this paper, we present an information accountability framework (IAF) for e-health systems. The IAF is intended to address privacy issues and their competing concerns related to e-health. Capabilities of the IAF adhere to information accountability principles and e-health requirements. Policy representation and policy reasoning are key capabilities introduced in the IAF. We investigate how these capabilities are feasible using Semantic Web technologies. We discuss with the use of a case scenario, how we can represent the different types of policies in the IAF using the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL).

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ID Code: 48991
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: ehealth, semantic web, information accountability, privacy, ODRL
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 ACM
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Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 08:57
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