Frontiers of Information Technology (2011)
Dec. 19, 2011 to Dec. 21, 2011
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/FIT.2011.64
Healthcare Interchange Exchange (HIE) is set of healthcare entities that link regions and nations around the world to share healthcare information about patients. HIE provides a unified interface to various stakeholders to access patient data. For example, individuals want to access personal data, practitioners want to import their patient data from Personal Health Records (PHR) and researchers want to access anonymized patient data for research purposes with ensured individual privacy. Keeping in view requirements of various stakeholders it is challenging to design an HIE system that ensures the security and privacy of patient information, such that the health records remain interoperable and scalable. This paper proposes, an HIE framework that will provide secure access to patient data and adhere to the interoperability rules. Implementation of l-diversity algorithm ensures individual privacy especially when the data is made available publicly for statistical analysis.
HIE, Secure HIE, Interoperability, Anonymity, HL7
Maqbool Hussain, Zahid Anwar, Muhammad Afzal, Mahmood Ahmad, "Trusted Framework for Health Information Exchange", Frontiers of Information Technology, vol. 00, no. , pp. 308-313, 2011, doi:10.1109/FIT.2011.64