Information Security Risk and Privacy in Healthcare: Current State of Research

Topics: Risk Management

M. Eric Johnson, Ajit Appari

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 6(4), pp. 279-314, 2010

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Information security and privacy in the healthcare sector is an issue of growing importance. The adoption of digital patient records, increased regulation, provider consolidation and the increasing need for information exchange between patients, providers and payers, all point towards the need for better information security. We critically survey the literature on information security and privacy in healthcare, published in information systems journals as well as many other related disciplines including health informatics, public health, law, medicine, the trade press and industry reports. In this paper, we provide a holistic view of the recent research and suggest new areas of interest to the information systems community.

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