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Advances in Information Security

Electronic Healthcare Information Security

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

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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
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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).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Healthcare Information Security
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Information Security
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-84919-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-84919-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-84817-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2746-9
Series ISSN
1568-2633
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 190
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