A Time-Variant Medical Data Trustworthiness assessment model

Bandar Alhaqbani, Colin Fidge
2009 2009 11th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)  
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are being introduced to overcome the limitations associated with paperbased and isolated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. This is accomplished by aggregating medical data and consolidating them in one digital repository. Though an EHR system provides obvious functional benefits, there is a growing concern about the privacy and reliability (trustworthiness) of Electronic Health Records. Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity, and
more » ... ailability can be satisfied by traditional hard security mechanisms. However, measuring data trustworthiness from the perspective of data entry is an issue that cannot be solved with traditional mechanisms, especially since degrees of trust change over time. In this paper, we introduce a Timevariant Medical Data Trustworthiness (TMDT) assessment model to evaluate the trustworthiness of medical data by evaluating the trustworthiness of its sources, namely the healthcare organisation where the data was created and the medical practitioner who diagnosed the patient and authorised entry of this data into the patient's medical record, with respect to a certain period of time. The result can then be used by the EHR system to manipulate health record metadata to alert medical practitioners relying on the information to possible reliability problems.
doi:10.1109/health.2009.5406198 fatcat:enjbvjtvivfvxmdadw47thzmda