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Protecting User's Privacy in Electronic Prescribing Systems with APB

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Dr. Leszek Lilien


Computer Science

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Electronic prescribing (or e-prescribing) systems are used to record and transmit millions of electronic prescriptions between prescribers and pharmacies. During a dissemination of e-prescriptions, a patient's sensitive data might leak or be disclosed to unauthorized parties. Examples of sensitive data included in prescriptions are patient's name, home address, and names of mental illness medications. We propose the use of Active Privacay Bundles (APB) for protecting privacy of e-prescribing users (patients, prescibers, or pharmacy benefit managers). APB protects prescriptions that are being disseminated among different authorized parties within an electronic prescribing system.