Nation-wide primary healthcare research network: a privacy protection assessment
De Clercq, Etienne Van Casteren, Viviane Bossuyt, Nathalie Moreels, Sarah Goderis, Geert Bartholomeeusen, Stefaan Bonte, Pierre Bangels, Marc
I O S Press
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics vol:174 pages:23-28
Special Topic Conference of the European-Federation-for-Medical-Informatics (EFMI) location:Moscow, RUSSIA date:APR 18-20, 2012
Efficiency and privacy protection are essential when setting up nationwide research networks. This paper investigates the extent to which basic services developed to support the provision of care can be re-used, whilst preserving an acceptable privacy protection level, within a large Belgian primary care research network. The generic sustainable confidentiality management model used to assess the privacy protection level of the selected network architecture is described. A short analysis of the current architecture is provided. Our generic model could also be used in other countries.