Discussions of Interoperability Exchange, Privacy, and Security in Healthcare by John Moehrke - CyberPrivacy. Topics: Health Information Exchange, Document Exchange XDS/XCA/MHD, mHealth, Meaningful Use, Direct, Patient Identity, Provider Directories, FHIR, Consent, Access Control, Audit Control, Accounting of Disclosures, Identity, Authorization, Authentication, Encryption, Digital Signatures, Transport/Media Security, De-Identification, Pseudonymization, and Anonymization.
I presented the Document Digital Signature profile to the S&I Framework - esMD workgroup. This group is looking for ways to have non-repudiation proof of authorship and are hell-bent on using digital signatures. I am not convinced that they yet have the compelling use-case to overcome the 'costs' that come along with Document Digital Signatures. These costs are money, but more so they are resources, changes to workflows, and a long-term commitment. It is this long-term commitment that usually stops most projects short.
My presentation leveraged much of the things that I have blogged about.