The role of human factors when evaluating information accountability for eHealth systems

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony R., & Lane, William B. (2013) The role of human factors when evaluating information accountability for eHealth systems. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics [Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Human and Sociotechnical Approaches - Proceedings of the 2013 Context Sensitive Health Informatics Conference], 194, pp. 97-102.

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The availability of health information is rapidly increasing; its expansion and proliferation is inevitable. At the same time, breeding of health information silos is an unstoppable and relentless exercise. Information security and privacy concerns are therefore major barriers in the eHealth socio-eco system. We proposed Information Accountability as a measurable human factor that should eliminate and mitigate security concerns. Information accountability measures would be practicable and feasible if legislative requirements are also embedded. In this context, information accountability constitutes a key component for the development of effective information technology requirements for health information system. Our conceptual approach to measuring human factors related to information accountability in eHealth is presented in this paper with some limitations.

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ID Code: 59183
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: eHealth, eHealth requirements, Information privacy and security, Information accountability, Human factors methodologies, protocol and policy evaluation
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-293-6-97
ISSN: 0926-9630
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 > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2013 07:23
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2014 04:35

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