Shared Electronic Health Records: A Changing Landscape for Security in Medical Practice

ABSTRACT

The advances in networking and communications have created a landscape of change for information security in medical practice with the use of electronic health records. Whilst the benefits of improved quality are accepted, the ethical, logistical and security demands have increased. To resolve the problems faced, mapping how medical practice has to adapt to the shifting nature of security in this environment is necessary. The solutions are far from uncomplicated and include education, information governance and policy. Despite the benefits, the success of nationally shared electronic health records requires demonstration of security assurance and recognition medical practice will need assistance to adapt. 


AUTHORS

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
Western Australia

Patricia Williams is a lecturer in the School of Computer and Information Science at Edith Cowan University where she lectures in networking, medical informatics and decision support systems. Trish has a background in medical computing and networking, and a keen interest in electronic information use. Trish is also undertaking her PhD in the use of electronic information and medical decision making.

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
Western Australia

Rachel J Mahncke: Rachel commenced a PhD in 2006, in the area of medical informatics. Additional areas of interest are online education, teaching and learning and e-health.

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