Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems

Ruoyu Wu, Gail-Joon Ahn, Hongxin Hu

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20 Scopus citations

Abstract

In healthcare domain, there is a gap between healthcare systems and government regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The violations of HIPAA not only may cause the disclosure of patients' sensitive information, but also can bring about tremendous economic loss and reputation damage to healthcare providers. Taking effective measures to address this gap has become a critical requirement for all healthcare entities. However, the complexity of HIPAA regulations makes it difficult to achieve this requirement. In this paper, we propose a framework to bridge such a critical gap between healthcare systems and HIPAA regulations. Our framework supports compliance-oriented analysis to determine whether a healthcare system is complied with HIPAA regulations. We also describe our evaluation results to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium
Pages593-601
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2012
Event2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'12 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2012Jan 30 2012

Publication series

NameIHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium

Conference

Conference2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'12
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period1/28/121/30/12

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • HIPAA regulations
  • Privacy policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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