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Information security requirements in patient-centred healthcare supporting systems

Alsalamah, Shada ORCID:, Gray, William Alexander, Hilton, Jeremy Charles and Alsalamah, Hessa 2013. Information security requirements in patient-centred healthcare supporting systems. Presented at: the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Medinfo), Copenhagen, Denmark., 20-23 August 2013. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. , vol.192 IOS Press, pp. 812-816. 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-812

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Enabling Patient-Centred (PC) care in modern healthcare requires the flow of medical information with the patient between different healthcare providers as they follow the patient's treatment plan. However, PC care threatens the stability of the balance of information security in the support systems since legacy systems fall short of attaining a security balance when sharing their information due to compromises made between its availability, integrity, and confidentiality. Results show that the main reason for this is that information security implementation in discrete legacy systems focused mainly on information confidentiality and integrity leaving availability a challenge in collaboration. Through an empirical study using domain analysis, observations, and interviews, this paper identifies a need for six information security requirements in legacy systems to cope with this situation in order to attain the security balance in systems supporting PC care implementation in modern healthcare.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: IOS Press
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:08

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