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Grounding Information Security in Healthcare

Ferreira, Ana, Antunes, Luis, Chadwick, David W., Correi, Ricardo (2010) Grounding Information Security in Healthcare. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79 (4). pp. 182-196. (doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.01.009) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:30670)

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Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this paper is to show that grounded theory (GT), together with mixed methods, can be used to involve healthcare professionals in the design and definition of access control policies to EMR systems.

Methods

Results showed that the presented methodology can be used to involve healthcare professionals in the definition of access control policies to EMR systems and explore these issues in a diversified and integrated way. The methodology allowed for the generation of great amounts of data in the beginning of the study and in a short time span. Results from the applied methodology revealed a first glimpse of the theories to be generated and integrated, with future research, into the access control policies.

Conclusions

The methodological research described in this paper is very rarely, if ever, applied in developing security tools such as access control. Nevertheless, it can be an effective way of involving healthcare professionals in the definition of access control policies and in making information security more grounded into their workflows and daily practices.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.01.009
Uncontrolled keywords: information security; access control; access control policy; electronic medical record; grounded theory; mixed methods.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: D. Chadwick
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30670 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chadwick, David W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3145-055X
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