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Information Governance

  • Tim Benson
  • Grahame Grieve
Chapter
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)

Abstract

Information governance and security is a large topic, which has at its heart the ethical issue when it is right to share information. Data protection is built around some core principles, which are incorporated in HIPAA and other legislation. Healthcare staff are usually required to sign a confidentiality code of conduct. Computer systems use the concepts of consent, authentication (including OAuth) and authorization to implement access control policies. Cryptography is used to protect data from unauthorized reading. Individuals and organizations have rights and responsibilities, which may include anonymization or pseudonymization of data. These are usually set out in legal contracts.

Keywords

Information governance Privacy Security Data protection HIPAA Confidentiality Consent Authentication Authorization OAuth Access control Cryptography Public key infrastructure (PKI) Digital signature Encryption Rights Responsibility Anonymization Pseudonymization Data controller 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
    • 1
  • Grahame Grieve
    • 2
  1. 1.R-Outcomes LtdNewburyUK
  2. 2.Health Intersections Pty LtdMelbourneAustralia

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