Certification and Security in Health-Related Web Applications: Concepts and Solutions: Concepts and Solutions

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Chryssanthou, Anargyros
IGI Global, Sep 30, 2010 - Computers - 352 pages
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Health-related Web applications have provided advanced services, such as telemedicine, to patients and doctors. However, with the creation of these applications has come the need to record, process and store medical information by following standard and lawful procedures, to protect medical data from unauthorized access, and to ensure continuity and constant availability of healthcare services.

Certification and Security in Health-Related Web Applications: Concepts and Solutions aims to bridge the worlds of healthcare and information technology, increase the security awareness of professionals, students and users and highlight the recent advances in certification and security in health-related Web applications.


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Improving Security PolicyCoverage in Healthcare
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Statistical Models for EHRSecurity in Web HealthcareInformation Systems
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Anargyros Chryssanthou studied Applied Informatics in Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds an MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime from the University of Glamorgan (Wales – UK). He has written and presented several articles in national conferences, concerning various aspects of computer security, from network forensics to cryptography, security management and ISO implementations of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). He worked in the past as a Database Reporting Specialist for Coca Cola Hellenic Bottle and Company and designed several commercial database applications. He is currently employed by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority as an ICT Auditor, where his duties include auditing the use of personal data by companies of the public and the private sector. He is currently working most on spam issues as well as on privacy and security issues of the Greek medical sector. His research interests include network security, cryptography, with special interest on steganography, which was the subject of his MSc thesis, and computer forensics, where he is currently aiming on building a concise forensic methodology on investigating electronic crime in general and privacy violations in particular.

Ioannis Apostolakis was born in Chania of Crete and studied Mathematics in the University of Athens. He has a MSc in Informatics, Operational Research and Education issues and also a PhD in Health Informatics. He had Post Doctoral studies in Medical Informatics. He had been for several years scientific researcher in the Department of clinical therapeutics in the University of Athens. He has research and educational activities in issues of Health Informatics and Education. He is working as Visiting Professor at National School of Public Health. More information is available at http://www.iapostolakis.gr.

Iraklis Varlamis is a lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University of Athens. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. From 1999-2004, he was member of the DB-NET (http://www.db-net.aueb.gr/) research group (Head: Associate Prof. Vazirgiannis) and since 2005 he is collaborating with the WIM (http://wim.aueb.gr) research group (Head: Associate Prof. Vassalos). His research interests vary from data-mining and the use of semantics in web mining to virtual communities and their applications in education and healthcare. He has published several articles in international journals and conferences, concerning web document clustering, the use of semantics in web link analysis and web usage mining, word sense disambiguation using thesauruses, virtual communities in healthcare etc. He has lectured databases and data mining, information systems and software technology as a lecturer and visiting lecturer at Harokopio University of Athens, Athens University of Economics and Business, the University of Peloponnese, the University of Central Greece, and the University of Aegean. More information is available at http://www.dit.hua.gr/~varlamis. [Editor]

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