Title

Where are the policies for PDA usage in the Australian healthcare environment?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Academic Conferences Limited

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

2911

Comments

Originally published as: Williams, P. A. H. (2005). Where are the policies for PDA usage in the australian healthcare environment? Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security 2005, ECIW 2005, 401-408. Original article available here

Abstract

The use of PDA technology to support decision making at the point of clinical care is becoming increasingly popular. Whilst its use for administrative tasks, reference information and medical education do not present significant security concerns, usage for patient information and research activities require active security measures. An inherent lack of built-in security features in PDAs means that strict policies are needed. Currently, unlike the supportive US HIPAA guidelines, an Australian definitive national health information policy does not exist.

 
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