Principles of information accountability : an eHealth perspective

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony R., & Iannella, Renato (2014) Principles of information accountability : an eHealth perspective. International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, 5(3), pp. 40-57.

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Information accountability is seen as a mode of usage control on the Web. Due to its many dimensions, information accountability has been expressed in various ways by computer scientists to address security and privacy in recent times. Information accountability is focused on how users participate in a system and the underlying policies that govern the participation. Healthcare is a domain in which the principles of information accountability can be utilised well. Modern health information systems are Internet based and the discipline is called eHealth. In this paper, we identify and discuss the goals of accountability systems and present the principles of information accountability. We characterise those principles in eHealth and discuss them contextually. We identify the current impediments to eHealth in terms of information privacy issues of eHealth consumers together with information usage requirements of healthcare providers and show how information accountability can be used in a healthcare context to address these needs. The challenges of implementing information accountability in eHealth are also discussed in terms of our efforts thus far.

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ID Code: 63069
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: eHealth, electronic health records, healthcare information systems, information privacy, information accountability
DOI: 10.4018/ijehmc.2014070104
ISSN: 1947-315X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
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 2013 IGI Global
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2013 00:06
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 06:19

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