Title

Perceptions of security, privacy and confidentiality in the context of electronic health: The gap between institutions and patients

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

University of Maribor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Business/Centre for Innovative Practice

RAS ID

16755

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cripps, H. D., & Standing, C. (2013). Perceptions of security, privacy and confidentiality in the context of electronic health: The gap between institutions and patients. In Proceedings of 26th Bled eConference (pp. 395-408). Bled Slovenia: University of Maribor. Original article available here

Abstract

While electronic health records have the potential to vastly improve a patient’s health care, their introduction also raises new and complex issues around security and privacy. There are significant challenges in preserving what patients’ believe to be their privacy and confidentiality, in the context of the accessibility and interoperability of electronic records. Based on a number of expert interviews the paper outlines the institutional measures for security that have been put in place, and highlights the lack of discussion around individual patient privacy requirements. Whilst institutional measures such as legislation, technology and standardised systems have been established, the interpersonal of privacy and confidentiality from the patient’s perspective has yet to be addressed.

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