Challenges in improving information security practice in Australian general practice
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science / Centre for Security Research
The status of information security in Australian medical general practice is discussed together with a review of the challenges facing small practices that often lack the technical knowledge and skill to secure patient information by themselves. It is proposed that an information security governance framework is required to assist practices in identifying weaknesses and gaps and then to plan and implement how to overcome their shortcomings through policies, training and changes to processes and management structure.