Recent research published in the International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management analyzes the current state of Information Security and Privacy in healh care.

With the HITECH Act recently raising the ante for HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance, information security and privacy in the healthcare sector is an issue of growing importance. The adoption of digital patient records, increased regulation, provider consolidation and the increasing need for information exchange between patients, providers and payers, all point towards the need for better information security. The authors (Ajit Appari and M. Eric Johnson) critically survey the literature on information security and privacy in healthcare, published in information systems journals as well as many other related disciplines including health informatics, public health, law, medicine, the trade press and industry reports. In this paper, they provide a holistic view of the recent research and suggest new areas of interest to the information systems community.

The full research report may be found in our HIPAA-HITECH Resource Center.

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