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Är handdatorer säkra nog för hälso- och sjukvården?
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Are handheld computers secure enough to be used in the health- and medical care? (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this report is to discuss computer security in handheld computers and to find out the appropriate security level that must be implemented to be able to use handheld computers within the Swedish healthcare system. Most healthcare centers are using some kind of electronic journals for their patient´s data today, but there are still a number of clinics that are usingthe old paper-system.

On a few places in Sweden the use of handheld computers at the clinics has already started, but in the United States the use of handheld computers in the medical area is already widespread and from this we can see a lot of different situations where it is useful and effective to work with handheld computers.

The security demands on patient´s journals are high and regulated in both Swedish law and regulations from the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare. The law does not have any substantial demands, but states that there should be an adequate security level based on the nature of the information and the costs. The conclusions of this report is that this level of security can be achieved in handheld computers if additional software is installed and used in combination with the security features in the operating system. It is also necessary to have a good method for user identification that is adjusted to fit the situation in the clinic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2002. , 74 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3344
Keyword [en]
Informationsteknik, handdator, PDA, sjukvård, datorsäkerhet, elektronisk patientjournal, IT i vården
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1507OAI: diva2:18831
Available from: 2003-01-13 Created: 2003-01-13

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