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Health IT: A Framework for Managing Privacy Impact Assessment of Personally Identifiable Data

Health IT: A Framework for Managing Privacy Impact Assessment of Personally Identifiable Data
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Author(s): Cyril Onwubiko (Research Series Limited, UK)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 24
Source title: Handbook of Research on Emerging Developments in Data Privacy
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Manish Gupta (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7381-6.ch012

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Abstract

Health IT is the use of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare to improve patients' experience, enable quality care, efficiency, speed, and security of the collection, exchange, sharing, and storage of sensitive personal information. But Health IT faces a number of notable challenges ranging from privacy risks to trust and confidence in the use of EHRs. In this chapter, a framework for conducting Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) of Health IT projects is discussed. Privacy impact assessment is a process through which privacy risks are assessed. The chapter includes recommendations for mitigating identified risks and ensuring compliance to policy and processes for handling and processing of highly sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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