Title

Shared Electronic Health Records: A changing landscape for security in medical practice

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MindSystems

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

4184

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, P. & Mahncke, R. (2006). Shared Electronic Health Records: A changing landscape for security in medical practice. Journal of Information Warfare. Volume 5, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 61-72. Original article available here

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 shijiing 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.