ICT is becoming a prominent part of healthcare delivery but brings with it information privacy concerns for patients and competing concerns by caregivers. A proper balance between these must be established in order to fully utilise ICT capabilities in healthcare. Information accountability is a fairly new concept to computer science which focuses on fair use of information. In this paper we investigate the different issues that need to be addressed when applying information accountability principles to manage healthcare information. We briefly introduce an information accountability framework for handling electronic health records (eHR). We focus more on digital rights management by considering data in eHRs as digital assets and how we can represent privacy policies and data usage policies as these are key factors in accountability systems.
Gajanayake, Randike; Iannella, Renato; and Sahama, Tony, "Information Accountability with Policy Languages for e-Health" (2012). CONF-IRM 2012 Proceedings. 74.