Security in Health Information Systems

Security in Health Information Systems

Christina Ilioudi (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Athina Lazakidou (University of Piraeus, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-982-3.ch002
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Abstract

The development of Internet technology and Web-based applications made health information more accessible than ever before from many locations by multiple health providers and health plans. In this chapter, security in health information systems is put into perspective. The further penetration of information technology into healthcare is discussed, and it is concluded that information systems have already become a vital component, not only for the logistics of the healthcare institution but also for the rendering of care and cure.

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