The Open UniversitySkip to content

The impact of authentication on health digital resources

Adams, Anne (2005). The impact of authentication on health digital resources. In: HDL 2005: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop held in conjunction with ECDL 2005, 22 Sep 2005, Vienna, Austria.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Security is a major issue within the health domain. It is important to ensure that sensitive personalised data is protected from misuse. However, there is also a need for efficient medical systems that don’t impede clinicians work practices. This paper will briefly detail some of the authentication issues that have been highlighted within two comparative hospital studies in the health domain. 93 clinicians’ perceptions towards clinical information resources were analysed whereby security and authentication issues were highlighted as a critical issue. This paper details how those issues related to organisational structures and discusses how authentication and security must be designed around communities of practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 The Author
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21038
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 08:37
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:34
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU