Access Control for Healthcare

Access Control for Healthcare

Yifeng Shen (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch002
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Abstract

Thanks to the rapid development in the field of information technology, healthcare providers rely more and more on information systems to deliver professional and administrative services. There are high demands for those information systems that provide timely and accurate patient medical information. High-quality healthcare services depend on the ability of the healthcare provider to readily access the information such as a patient’s test results and treatment notes. Failure to access this information may delay diagnosis, resulting in improper treatment and rising costs (Rind et al., 1997).

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