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Attitudes to privacy, health records and interconnection: implications for healthcare organizations.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature188344
Source
Hosp Q. 2002;5(4):40-5, 2
Publication Type
Article
Date
2002
Author
Earl Berger
Author Affiliation
Hay Healthcare Consulting Group, Canada. Earl_Berger@haygroup.com
Source
Hosp Q. 2002;5(4):40-5, 2
Date
2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Attitude to Health
Canada
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Data Collection
Ethics
Humans
Medical Records Systems, Computerized
National Health Programs
Organizational Policy
Abstract
About nine in 10 Canadians support legislation that would protect patient confidentiality. However, the Canadian public is not consistent in its views regarding privacy. Data suggest that the public's attitudes to privacy, and particularly access to medical records, are heavily influenced by the context in which the situation is presented and potential benefits to the individual or to the public.
PubMed ID
12357571 View in PubMed
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A framework for an institutional high level security policy for the processing of medical data and their transmission through the Internet.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature192425
Source
J Med Internet Res. 2001 Apr-Jun;3(2):E14
Publication Type
Article
Author
C. Ilioudis
G. Pangalos
Author Affiliation
Informatics Laboratory, Faculty of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54006, Greece; iliou@eng.auth.gr
Source
J Med Internet Res. 2001 Apr-Jun;3(2):E14
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Canada
Computer Security - legislation & jurisprudence - standards
Confidentiality - standards
Databases as Topic - classification - legislation & jurisprudence
Education, Professional - legislation & jurisprudence
Europe
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Informed Consent - legislation & jurisprudence
Internet - standards
Medical Informatics Computing - legislation & jurisprudence - standards
Medical Records Systems, Computerized - standards
Organizational Policy
Patient Rights - legislation & jurisprudence
Quality of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
United States
Abstract
The Internet provides many advantages when used for interaction and data sharing among health care providers, patients, and researchers. However, the advantages provided by the Internet come with a significantly greater element of risk to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. It is therefore essential that Health Care Establishments processing and exchanging medical data use an appropriate security policy.
To develop a High Level Security Policy for the processing of medical data and their transmission through the Internet, which is a set of high-level statements intended to guide Health Care Establishment personnel who process and manage sensitive health care information.
We developed the policy based on a detailed study of the existing framework in the EU countries, USA, and Canada, and on consultations with users in the context of the Intranet Health Clinic project. More specifically, this paper has taken into account the major directives, technical reports, law, and recommendations that are related to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, and the protection of privacy and medical data on the Internet.
We present a High Level Security Policy for Health Care Establishments, which includes a set of 7 principles and 45 guidelines detailed in this paper. The proposed principles and guidelines have been made as generic and open to specific implementations as possible, to provide for maximum flexibility and adaptability to local environments. The High Level Security Policy establishes the basic security requirements that must be addressed to use the Internet to safely transmit patient and other sensitive health care information.
The High Level Security Policy is primarily intended for large Health Care Establishments in Europe, USA, and Canada. It is clear however that the general framework presented here can only serve as reference material for developing an appropriate High Level Security Policy in a specific implementation environment. When implemented in specific environments, these principles and guidelines must also be complemented by measures, which are more specific. Even when a High Level Security Policy already exists in an institution, it is advisable that the management of the Health Care Establishment periodically revisits it to see whether it should be modified or augmented.
Notes
Cites: Med Inform Internet Med. 2000 Oct-Dec;25(4):265-7311198188
PubMed ID
11720956 View in PubMed
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