Does the PCEHR mean a new paradigm for information security? Implications for health information management
Health Information Management Association of Australia
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School of Computer and Security Science/eHealth Research Group
Australia is stepping up to the new e-health environment. With this comes new legislation and new demands on information security. The expanded functionality of e-health and the increased legislative requirements, coupled with new uses of technology, means that enhancement of existing security practice will be necessary. This paper analyses the new operating environment for Australian healthcare and the legislation governing it, and highlights the changes that are required to meet this new context. Individuals are now more responsible for security and organisations should be prompted to review their security measures in light of the new demands of legislative compliance.