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 Australian Computer Science Week Doctoral Consortium, 27-30 January 2015, Sydney, Australia.

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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: 84720
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information Accountability, electronic health records, eHealth, information security, privacy
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 > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2015 00:40
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 00:40

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