EHR and EPR confidentiality based on accountability and consent: Tools for the Caldicott Guardian

Jim Longstaff, G. Capper, M. A. Lockyer, M. G. Thick

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Abstract

The primary care-based electronic health record (EHR) and the electronic patient record (EPR) are key features of the UK National Health Service (NHS) Information Strategy. We propose a model for EHR/EPR confidentiality - that is, for restricting access to their contents to authorized users, assuming secure transmission of data. We summarize a UML model for EHR/EPR confidentiality which is consistent with the NHS Healthcare Model. A prototype implementation of the model based on OODB and Internet techniques is described. The work is intended as a contribution to the development of confidentiality systems for the EHR and EPR, and also of computerized tools for Caldicott Guardians to specify and implement privacy policies and procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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