Towards Implementing a Privacy Policy: An Observation on Existing Practices in Hospital Information System

Ahmad , R. (2011) Towards Implementing a Privacy Policy: An Observation on Existing Practices in Hospital Information System. Journal of e-health Management, Vol. 2 (8). pp. 1-9. ISSN Open Access

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Abstract

In order to safeguard the confidentiality and sensitivity of personal health information belongs to individual, a privacy law is needed to be in place. There are numerous cases of unauthorised intrusions of personal health information occurred but no legal action can be exerted due to the absence of a privacy act in Malaysia. Therefore, a preliminary observation has been conducted to review the current privacy implementations in management of personal health information at Malaysian government hospitals. Analysis was conducted based on OECD Fair Information Practices Guideline which has been the benchmark of most of the privacy and data protection legislation in the world. Interviews were conducted with key personnel in medical informatics and legal expertise using Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) technique as guidance. The findings of the observation were then compared with the existing health information privacy acts. Then, recommendations were made to include those findings in the proposed privacy law or policy in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of System and Computer Communication
Depositing User: Prof Madya Dr. Rabiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 12:52
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 02:17
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/347
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