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Computer Science - Security and Cryptology | Electronic Healthcare Information Security

Electronic Healthcare Information Security

Shoniregun, Charles A., Dube, Kudakwashe, Mtenzi, Fredrick

2010, XXI, 190 p.

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  • Covers individual’s health-related information, its transferability and secure manner in compliance with national and international legislation and agreements
  • Introduces new standards for electronic-healthcare information security and is the first comprehensive book dedicated to e-healthcare information security
The adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in healthcare is driven by the need to contain costs while maximizing quality and efficiency. However, ICT adoption for healthcare information management has brought far-reaching effects and implications on the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath, patient privacy and confidentiality. A wave of security breaches have led to pressing calls for opt-in and opt-out provisions where patients are free to choose to or not have their healthcare information collected and recorded within healthcare information systems. Such provisions have negative impact on cost, efficiency and quality of patient care. Thus determined efforts to gain patient trust is increasingly under consideration for enforcement through legislation, standards, national policy frameworks and implementation systems geared towards closing gaps in ICT security frameworks. The ever-increasing healthcare expenditure and pressing demand for improved quality and efficiency in patient care services are driving innovation in healthcare information management. Key among the main innovations is the introduction of new healthcare practice concepts such as shared care, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, the cradle-to-grave health record and clinical workflow or careflow. Central to these organizational re-engineering innovations is the widespread adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at national and regional levels, which has ushered in computer-based healthcare information management that is centred on the electronic healthcare record (EHR).

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Healthcare informatics - Radiologieinformationssystem - data security - e-Healthcare - e-Healthcare information systems - e-health - electronic health - healthcare - information security - information system - privacy - quality - security

Related subjects » Business Information Systems - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Public Health - Security and Cryptology

Table of contents 

to e-Healthcare Information Security.- Securing e-Healthcare Information.- Laws and Standards for Secure e-Healthcare Information.- Secure e-Healthcare Information Systems.- Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Secure e-Healthcare Information.- Towards a Unified Security Evaluation Framework for e-Healthcare Information Systems.- Discussions.

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