DEALING WITH THE COMPLEXITIES WHEN IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION SECURITY PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

Heitor Gottberg, Ivan Torres Pisa

Abstract

With the increasing use of electronic healthcare records and other medical systems, private and confidential information are electronically stored on different databases in several computers. A new set of processes and controls are necessary to assure the information system security and personal privacy. One of the approaches to meet these demands is to establish information security practices based on international standards. Due to the complexity of healthcare operations, managers must be aware that there are additional complexities on implementing those practices. This article depicts these additional efforts, highlighting four of the extra controls that shall be implemented: disposal of media, clock synchronization, backup, and network services – as well as threats as repudiation, theft, and terrorism that must be taken into consideration by healthcare CIOs in order to become compliant to the information security standards and, therefore, fostering the use of IT on medical practice.

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in Harvard Style

Gottberg H. and Torres Pisa I. (2008). DEALING WITH THE COMPLEXITIES WHEN IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION SECURITY PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 205-208. DOI: 10.5220/0001040602050208


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Heitor Gottberg and Ivan Torres Pisa},
title={DEALING WITH THE COMPLEXITIES WHEN IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION SECURITY PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={205-208},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001040602050208},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - DEALING WITH THE COMPLEXITIES WHEN IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION SECURITY PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Gottberg H.
AU - Torres Pisa I.
PY - 2008
SP - 205
EP - 208
DO - 10.5220/0001040602050208