Designing an information accountability framework for eHealth

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony R., Iannella, Renato, & Lane, Bill (2013) Designing an information accountability framework for eHealth. e-Health Technical Committee Newsletter, 2(2).

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Information privacy is a crucial aspect of eHealth. Appropriate privacy management measures are therefore essential for its success. However, traditional measures for privacy preservation such as rigid access controls (i.e., preventive measures) are not suitable to eHealth because of the specialised and information - intensive nature of healthcare itself, and the nature of the information. Healthcare professionals (HCP) require easy, unrestricted access to as much information as possible towards making well - informed decisions. On the other end of the scale however, consumers (i.e., patients) demand control over their health information and raise concerns for privacy arising from internal activities (i.e., information use by HCPs). A proper balance of these competing concerns is vital for the implementation of successful eHealth systems. Towards reaching this balance, we propose an information accountability framework (IAF) for eHealth systems.

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ID Code: 58588
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: eHealth, information privacy, information accountability
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 2013 IEEE Communications Society.
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2013 02:35
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 05:11

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