Privacy, patients and healthcare workers: a critical analysis of large scale, integrated manufacturing information systems reapplied in health

Carew, Peter and Stapleton, Larry (2005) Privacy, patients and healthcare workers: a critical analysis of large scale, integrated manufacturing information systems reapplied in health. Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress.

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Abstract

This paper examines the social impact of healthcare systems upon two key stakeholders, patients and healthcare workers. The paper focuses upon ‘privacy’, a growing concern of organisations involved in the delivery of healthcare services. Surprisingly, privacy is typically undervalued in information systems development, including healthcare systems. This paper applies a developmental privacy framework to determine a variety of privacy issues pertinent to the use of ICT for healthcare applications in the context of the two stakeholders above. The framework identifies privacy issues relevant to the stakeholders and a number of relevant themes are discussed. The paper also notes the absence of human-centred investigations of privacy in healthcare informatics. Finally, the paper demonstrates the usefulness of a recently developed privacy framework in assessing the social impact of advanced technology systems in the healthcare field.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture
Divisions: School of Science
Depositing User: Admin SSL
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 17:46
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1118

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