Laws and standards for secure e-Healthcare information

Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi

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The legal developments in healthcare have been driven by the public concern for personal privacy and confidentiality within the context of an increasingly connected world centred on the Internet. The developments in standardisation within e-Healthcare have been influenced by the two key paradigms of patient-centred and managed care that necessitated demands for lowering costs and increasing quality of patient care. The technical challenge of these paradigm shifts is inter-operability for supporting the delivery of care at multiple locations by multiple carers who need to share the patient health record.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Healthcare Information Security
EditorsCharles Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube, Fredrick Mtenzi
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Information Security
ISSN (Print)1568-2633


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