Where are the policies for PDA usage in the Australian healthcare environment?
Academic Conferences Limited
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science / Centre for Security Research
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.