V6 N1 Paper 13
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2012

Information Security Blueprint for National Health Information Network  

Selin Benli

Committee

Ulku Clark (chair)
Ron Vetter
Bryan Reinicke
Stacy Mitchell

Abstract

This study describes design and implementation considerations to provide an information security blueprint for interconnecting healthcare information technology (HIT) networks. The purpose of this research is twofold. First, it provides background information about technology implementations in healthcare organizations; current HIT services, electronic healthcare records (EHRs) and design considerations for healthcare networks. Second, it explores wide area network (WAN) technologies and different security methods for ensuring the secure exchange of the healthcare information between medical providers. In this study, you will find detailed information on the network design considerations, federal regulations for protecting patient data, healthcare IT interoperability, health information exchange (HIE) and nationwide health information networks (NHINs). Lastly, integrating remote access and WAN services, access control lists and securing the network perimeter are discussed.

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Recommended Citation: Benli, S., Clark, U, Vetter, R., Reinicke, B., Mitchell, S. (2012) Information Security Blueprint for National Health Information Network . Annals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington, 6(1) paper 13. http://csbapp.uncw.edu/data/mscsis/full.aspx.

V6 N1 Paper 13
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2012