Medical Data Access Accountability in EHR Systems, A Practical Perspective

Batista, Paulo, Grunwell, Daniel, Sahama, Tony, & Campos, Sergio (2015) Medical Data Access Accountability in EHR Systems, A Practical Perspective. In (Ed.) X-Meeting 2015 - 11th International Conference of th AB3C + Brazilian Symposium of Bioinformatics, 3-6 November 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


The world has experienced a large increase in the amount of available data. Therefore, it requires better and more specialized tools for data storage and retrieval and information privacy. Recently Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems have emerged to fulfill this need in health systems. They play an important role in medicine by granting access to information that can be used in medical diagnosis. Traditional systems have a focus on the storage and retrieval of this information, usually leaving issues related to privacy in the background. Doctors and patients may have different objectives when using an EHR system: patients try to restrict sensible information in their medical records to avoid misuse information while doctors want to see as much information as possible to ensure a correct diagnosis. One solution to this dilemma is the Accountable e-Health model, an access protocol model based in the Information Accountability Protocol. In this model patients are warned when doctors access their restricted data. They also enable a non-restrictive access for authenticated doctors. In this work we use FluxMED, an EHR system, and augment it with aspects of the Information Accountability Protocol to address these issues. The Implementation of the Information Accountability Framework (IAF) in FluxMED provides ways for both patients and physicians to have their privacy and access needs achieved. Issues related to storage and data security are secured by FluxMED, which contains mechanisms to ensure security and data integrity. The effort required to develop a platform for the management of medical information is mitigated by the FluxMED's workflow-based architecture: the system is flexible enough to allow the type and amount of information being altered without the need to change in your source code.

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ID Code: 88023
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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Keywords: FluxMED, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Information Accountability, Privacy and Security, Health Information System
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2015 01:35
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 01:36

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