Delegation of access in an Information Accountability Framework for eHealth

Grunwell, Daniel & Sahama, Tony (2016) Delegation of access in an Information Accountability Framework for eHealth. In 9th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management, 2-5 February 2016, Canberra, A.C.T. (In Press)


Shared eHealth records systems offer promising benefits for improving healthcare through high availability of information and improved decision making; however, their uptake has been hindered by concerns over the privacy of patient information. To address these privacy concerns while balancing the requirements of healthcare professionals to have access to the information they need to provide appropriate care, the use of an Information Accountability Framework (IAF) has been proposed. For the IAF and so called Accountable-eHealth systems to become a reality, the framework must provide for a diverse range of users and use cases. The initial IAF model did not provide for more diverse use cases including the need for certain users to delegate access to another user in the system to act on their behalf while maintaining accountability. In this paper, we define the requirements for delegation of access in the IAF, how such access policies would be represented in the Framework, and implement and validate an expanded IAF model.

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ID Code: 89748
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Access Control, electronic health records, eHealth, 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 2016 ACM
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2015 03:38
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2016 18:30

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