Electronic Healthcare Information Security

  • Charles A. Shoniregun
  • Kudakwashe Dube
  • Fredrick Mtenzi

Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 1-27
  3. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 29-57
  4. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 59-100
  5. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 101-121
  6. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 123-150
  7. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 151-172
  8. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
    Pages 173-183
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book

Introduction

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).

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles A. Shoniregun
    • 1
  • Kudakwashe Dube
    • 2
  • Fredrick Mtenzi
    • 3
  1. 1.Infonomics SocietyUnited Kingdom and Ireland
  2. 2.Computer Science and Information Technology School of Engineering & Advanced Technology (SEAT)Massey UniversityNew Zealand
  3. 3.Dublin Institute of TechnologyIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-84919-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-84817-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-84919-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2633
  • About this book