A FLEXIBLE POLICY ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION MESSAGING

Edward Brown, Jamie Goodyear

Abstract

We describe a design solution for the problem of changing policies regarding information management in the health care environment. Frequent policy modification regarding security, privacy and workflow through institutional re-organization and policy revision occur at multiple levels of administration, which can leave the health care information users with non-compliant systems (such as electronic medical records) and procedures which are expensive and difficult to update. Our solution is a medical information messaging infrastructure designed to respond flexibly to changes in information policy. Instead of embedding fixed policy into static application code, our architecture provides configurable policy rules as part of the communications framework. This entails two critical components: the dynamic router, which routes messages according to the policy rules, and the medical context header, which attaches policy-relevant information to all communication messages. All information applications are automatically compliant with policy, since it is enforced at the communications level of the system.

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Brown E. and Goodyear J. (2010). A FLEXIBLE POLICY ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION MESSAGING . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-016-0, pages 70-76. DOI: 10.5220/0002737100700076


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@conference{healthinf10,
author={Edward Brown and Jamie Goodyear},
title={A FLEXIBLE POLICY ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION MESSAGING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={70-76},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002737100700076},
isbn={978-989-674-016-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - A FLEXIBLE POLICY ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION MESSAGING
SN - 978-989-674-016-0
AU - Brown E.
AU - Goodyear J.
PY - 2010
SP - 70
EP - 76
DO - 10.5220/0002737100700076