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The role of human factors when evaluating information accountability for eHealth systems

By Randike Gajanayake, Tony R. Sahama and William B. Lane


The availability of health information is rapidly increasing; its expansion and proliferation is inevitable. At the same time, breeding of health information silos is an unstoppable and relentless exercise. Information security and privacy concerns are therefore major barriers in the eHealth socio-eco system. We proposed Information Accountability as a measurable human factor that should eliminate and mitigate security concerns. Information accountability measures would be practicable and feasible if legislative requirements are also embedded. In this context, information accountability constitutes a key component for the development of effective information technology requirements for health information system. Our conceptual approach to measuring human factors related to information accountability in eHealth is presented in this paper with some limitations

Topics: 080000 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES, eHealth, eHealth requirements, Information privacy and security, Information accountability, Human factors methodologies, protocol and policy evaluation
Publisher: IOS Press
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.3233/978-1-61499-293-6-97
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