Accountable-eHealth systems : the next step forward for privacy

Gajanayake, Randike, Iannella, Renato, Lane, William B., & Sahama, Tony R. (2012) Accountable-eHealth systems : the next step forward for privacy. In Proceedings of the 1st Australian eHealth informatics and security conference, Edith Cowan University, Novotel Perth Langley, Perth, WA.

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EHealth systems promise enviable benefits and capabilities for healthcare. But, the technologies that make these capabilities possible brings with them undesirable drawback such as information security related threats which need to be appropriately addressed. Lurking in these threats are patient privacy concerns. Fulfilling these privacy concerns have proven to be difficult since they often conflict with information requirements of care providers. It is important to achieve a proper balance between these requirements. We believe that information accountability can achieve this balance. In this paper we introduce accountable-eHealth systems. We will discuss how our designed protocols can successfully address the aforementioned requirement. We will also compare characteristics of AeH systems with Australia’s PCEHR system and identify similarities and highlight the differences and the impact those differences would have to the eHealth domain.

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ID Code: 55217
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 1st Australian eHealth Informatics and Security Conference is one of the six hosted conferences in secau Security Congress 2012
Keywords: eHealth , privacy, security, usage control, information accountability, PCEHR
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Edith Cowan University
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2012 22:43
Last Modified: 13 May 2013 05:34

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