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Privacy and Data Security of Electronic Patient Records (EPR) Sharing: Case studies: Iran and Sweden
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Electronic Patient Record is the Electronic format of traditional paper-based Patient Records stored on digital devices. The benefits associated with the adoption of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) can be strong motivators for transferring from traditional paper-based health systems to electronic healthcare systems. Based on Literature Review, Integrating or sharing Electronic Patient Record systems facilitate the collaboration between healthcare entities and brings benefits including enhancement in efficiency and quality of care through enhanced information sharing capabilities. On the other hand, sharing EPR systems impose new threats to the EPR systems such as loss of control from healthcare provider. Therefore, Electronic Patient record privacy and data security is the primary concern that requires to be preserved because Electronic Patient Records are sensitive. In this work, I illustrated an in-depth literature review in the EPR sharing’s security and privacy field. Moreover, I have taken 2 case studies, Iran and Sweden nations, to accomplish interviews and data collection for the final results and findings. The purpose of this thesis is to answer the research question “how can protect Electronic Patient Record’s security and privacy in Electronic Patient Record Systems sharing”. As a result of this research, coordination of different security and privacy laws among different EPR systems is the priority issue in EPR sharing’s security and privacy.

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2013. , 122 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Electronic Patient Record, Privacy, Data security, Electronic Patient Record System
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56989Local ID: db5a075c-85e6-4053-a41e-c7c53c599df2OAI: diva2:1030376
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Information Security, master's level
Validerat; 20130604 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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