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Protecting Privacy of Users' Electronic Health Records with the ABTTP Scheme

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Leszek Lilien

Department

Computer Science

Presentation Date

4-20-2012

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

The digital form of healthcare information is becoming more and more widespread in healthcare information systems, replacing “paper” medical records with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) or Electronic Medical Records.

The use of EHRs has a number of goals: (i) improving safety, quality, and efficiency of healthcare; (ii) reducing healthcare costs; and (iii) enriching healthcare research and public health monitoring.

However, facilitating data exchange via use of patients’ EHRs can increase privacy threats due to easier copying and dissemination of these EHRs among more entities (health insurance companies, federal or state government agencies, and research centers).

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