The security and privacy of usage policies and provenance logs in an Information Accountability Framework

Grunwell, Daniel, Gajanayake, Randike, & Sahama, Tony (2015) The security and privacy of usage policies and provenance logs in an Information Accountability Framework. In Maeder, Anthony & Warren, Jim (Eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM2015), Australian Computer Society, Sydney, Australia, pp. 33-40.

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The potential benefits of shared eHealth records systems are promising for the future of improved healthcare. However, the uptake of such systems is hindered by concerns over the security and privacy of patient information. The use of Information Accountability and so called Accountable-eHealth (AeH) systems has been proposed to balance the privacy concerns of patients with the information needs of healthcare professionals. However, a number of challenges remain before AeH systems can become a reality. Among these is the need to protect the information stored in the usage policies and provenance logs used by AeH systems to define appropriate use of information and hold users accountable for their actions. In this paper, we discuss the privacy and security issues surrounding these accountability mechanisms, define valid access to the information they contain, discuss solutions to protect them, and verify and model an implementation of the access requirements as part of an Information Accountability Framework.

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ID Code: 78439
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information Accountability, electronic health records, eHealth, privacy, information security
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2014 23:54
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:37

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