WorldCIST'15 - 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

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Can Transparency Enhancing Tools support patient's accessing Electronic Health Records?

Patients that access their health records take more care of their health and, when in therapy, commit more seriously to improve their condition. This leads to a more e ective and more ecient healthcare management, but it may have drawbacks. Knowing that their data are digitally available, patients (who are usually not literate on medical subjects) may be reluctant to have their data shared, even amongst healthcare professionals. To gain patient's trust and collaboration they
should be informed about what happens to their data, a requirement in agreement with European directives on data protection. This paper focuses on transparency. It looks into the Transparency Enhancing Tools that have been proposed to increase people's awareness about security
and privacy in the Internet, and discusses to which extent these tools can empower transparency in healthcare.


Ana Ferreira    
SnT - University of Luxembourg

Gabriele Lenzini    
SnT - University of Luxembourg


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