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A Critical Analysis of Requirements and Recommendations for Multi-modal Access Control in Hospitals

  • Mapula Elisa Maeko
  • Dustin van der HaarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)

Abstract

Lack of user awareness and user acceptance of the importance of practising a good access-control approach, particularly in the healthcare sector of South Africa, is a challenging issue in the area of the security of information. The challenge results in breaches to information stored in medical information systems, fraud, and medical identity theft. The paper proposes the hospital user awareness and user acceptance framework for multimodal access control in the medical information systems. The survey results from participants in Charlotte Maxeke Academic hospital, based in Johannesburg showed a response rate of 86%. Focusing on the objectives of the study the results showed that 76.7% of users’ lack knowledge in the security of information and that there is a lack of security awareness education and training in the hospital. The results of the study are presented and analysed through IBM SPSS statistical software that is used for data analysis.

Keywords

Access control User awareness User acceptance Fingerprint biometrics Smart cards Medical information systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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