Title

Does the PCEHR mean a new paradigm for information security? Implications for health information management

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Health Information Management Association of Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science/eHealth Research Group

RAS ID

17256

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, P. A. (2013). Does the PCEHR mean a new paradigm for information security? Implications for health information management. Health Information Management Journal, 42(2), 31-36. Original article available here

Abstract

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.

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