A Semantic Approach to Secure Electronic Patient Information Exchange in Distributed Environments

@inproceedings{Khan2011ASA,
  title={A Semantic Approach to Secure Electronic Patient Information Exchange in Distributed Environments},
  author={Atif Khan and Helen Chen and Ian McKillop},
  year={2011}
}
Modern medical information systems collect large amounts of diverse patient data in order to facilitate a higher level patient care. Although desirable, this functionality has a tremendous potential for abuse, where patient information can be shared, disclosed and used for other (secondary) purposes. In most cases, patient consent is solicited and institutional policies are put in place to limit the privacy and security risks. However, in practice these measures have proven to be inadequate… CONTINUE READING