Towards the design of standardized frameworks to improve information security and privacy in healthcare: a case study of two large national healthcare providers
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Integrity, efficiency, and accessibility in healthcare aren't new issues, but it has been only in the more recent years that they have gained significant traction with the federal government passing a number of laws to greatly enhance the exchange of medical information between all relevant parties: patients, providers, and payers. However, while many plans have been made, guidelines created, and national strategies forged, there are significant gaps in how actual technology will be applied to achieve these goals. Healthcare providers are under increasing pressure to derive answers to this issues and while integrity, efficiency, and accessibility have their own unique considerations, their solutions must also compliment one other to truly be effective. This research will converge on these issues by addressing compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, electronic health record adoption and the federal Meaningful Use program, and pervasive electronic access for patients; all from the healthcare provider's perspective. Using standardized frameworks, this research proposes technological solutions for how accessibility, efficiency, and integrity in healthcare information security can be improved.