Resource Access Decision Facility: An Emerging Health Care Information Security Tool

Author: Lydia M. Washington

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Masters thesis, The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Allied Health Sciences at Houston

Awareness of privacy issues in the information age as well as new legislative mandates for health information privacy are driving the development of new security models in the health care domain. While security technologies alone will not completely resolve the privacy concerns, application of new and existing tools are necessary to protect patient confidentiality and comply with regulatory requirements while simultaneously allowing the business of health care to proceed unimpeded. CORBA Med's Resource Access Decision (RAD) facility is one such emerging security technology that holds the potential to effectively address these issues.