The Impact of Information Technology in Healthcare Privacy

The Impact of Information Technology in Healthcare Privacy

Maria Y.L. Fung (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and John Paynter (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 38
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-914-4.ch003
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Abstract

The increased use of the Internet and latest information technologies such as wireless computing is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by improving services and reducing costs. The advances in technology help to empower individuals to understand and take charge of their healthcare needs. Patients can participate in healthcare processes, such as diagnosis and treatment, through secure electronic communication services. Patients can search healthcare information over the Internet and interact with physicians. The same advances in technology have also heightened privacy awareness. Privacy concerns include healthcare Web sites that do not practice the privacy policies they preach, computer break-ins, insider and hacker attacks, temporary and careless employees, virus attacks, human errors, system design faults, and social engineering. This chapter looks at medical privacy issues and how they are handled in the U.S. and New Zealand. A sample of 20 New Zealand health Web sites was investigated.

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Scott Flinn, Scott Buffett
This chapter discusses privacy from the perspective of the consumer of e-services. It proposes a technique for risk management assessment designed... Sample PDF
Exercising the Right of Privacy
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Chapter 2
Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Patrick C.K. Hung
A Web service is a software system that supports interoperable application-to-application interactions over a network. Web services are based on a... Sample PDF
Privacy Issues in the Web Services Architecture
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Chapter 3
Maria Y.L. Fung, John Paynter
The increased use of the Internet and latest information technologies such as wireless computing is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by... Sample PDF
The Impact of Information Technology in Healthcare Privacy
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Chapter 4
Osama Shata
This chapter introduces several aspects related to e-privacy such as needs, approaches, challenges, and models. It argues that e-privacy protection... Sample PDF
E-Services Privacy: Needs, Approaches, Challenges, Models, and Dimensions
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Chapter 5
Martine C. Menard
This chapter discusses how implementing network and computer security can protect privacy of Internet users. It argues that personal identifiable... Sample PDF
Privacy Protection Through Security
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Chapter 6
Ronggong Song, Larry Korba, George Yee
Pseudonym technology is attracting more and more attention and, together with privacy violations, is becoming a major issue in various e-services.... Sample PDF
Pseudonym Technology for E-Services
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Chapter 7
Carlisle Adams, Katerine Barbieri
This chapter presents technological measures for privacy enforcement (techniques that can be used to ensure that an organization’s privacy promises... Sample PDF
Privacy Enforcement in E-Services Environments
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Chapter 8
Ed Simon
This chapter describes how two new XML-based technologies, XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup Language) and SAML (Security Assertion Markup... Sample PDF
Protecting Privacy Using XML, XACML, and SAML
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Chapter 9
Larry Korba, Ronggong Song, George Yee
There have been a number of recent developments in architectures for privacy management. These architectures may be applied to the development of... Sample PDF
Privacy Management Architecture Privacy Technologies
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Chapter 10
Michael Weis, Babak Esfandiari
In this chapter we propose a modeling framework for assessing privacy technologies. The main contribution of the framework is that it allows us to... Sample PDF
Modeling Method for Assessing Privacy Technologies
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Chapter 11
George Yee, Larry Korba, Ronggong Song
The growth of the Internet has been accompanied by a proliferation of e-services, especially in the area of e-commerce (e.g., Amazon.com, eBay.com).... Sample PDF
Legislative Based for Personal Privacy Policy Specification
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