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Healthcare chains - enabling application and data privacy controls for healthcare information systems

Omran, Esraa, Grandison, Tyrone E, Abu-Almaati, Shereed, Bokma, Albert and Nelson, David (2010) Healthcare chains - enabling application and data privacy controls for healthcare information systems. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 160. pp. 879-883. ISSN 0926-9630

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Healthcare applications that have access control, disclosure management and or privacy enforcement requirements may implement the respective solutions to these issues at the application level or at the database level or in both. Unfortunately, there are technical and non-technical factors that influence what can be done. In this paper we present a flexible, simple and novel approach to seamlessly imbuing current healthcare applications and their supporting infrastructure with security and privacy functionality, while being cognizant of these factors. This approach is called the Chain method. This paper will highlight the smaller design footprint, the increased ease of implementation and use of the Chain method, while demonstrating that it is as powerful and effective as traditional methods.

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Additional Information: Volume title = MEDINFO 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics Edited by C. Safran, S. Reti, H.F. Marin ISBN 978-1-60750-587-7
Depositing User: Jane Moore


Item ID: 1738
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ISSN: 0926-9630

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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 14:51
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:33


Author: Esraa Omran
Author: Tyrone E Grandison
Author: Shereed Abu-Almaati
Author: Albert Bokma
Author: David Nelson

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Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science


Computing > Databases
Sciences > Health Sciences

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