Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems

Ruoyu Wu, Gail-Joon Ahn, Hongxin Hu

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18 Citations (Scopus)

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 - 2012
Event2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'12 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2012Jan 30 2012

Other

Other2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'12
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period1/28/121/30/12

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Delivery of Health Care
Government Regulation
Disclosure
Health Personnel
Compliance
Economics

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • HIPAA regulations
  • Privacy policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Wu, R., Ahn, G-J., & Hu, H. (2012). Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems. In IHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (pp. 593-601) https://doi.org/10.1145/2110363.2110429

Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems. / Wu, Ruoyu; Ahn, Gail-Joon; Hu, Hongxin.

IHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium. 2012. p. 593-601.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wu, R, Ahn, G-J & Hu, H 2012, Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems. in IHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium. pp. 593-601, 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'12, Miami, FL, United States, 1/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2110363.2110429
Wu R, Ahn G-J, Hu H. Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems. In IHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium. 2012. p. 593-601 https://doi.org/10.1145/2110363.2110429
Wu, Ruoyu ; Ahn, Gail-Joon ; Hu, Hongxin. / Towards HIPAA-compliant healthcare systems. IHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium. 2012. pp. 593-601
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