Putting identifiers in the context of eHealth: introduction of a model.

Duquenoy, Penny and Rieks, Joosten and Whitehouse, Diane (2008) Putting identifiers in the context of eHealth: introduction of a model. In: The future of identity in the information society: proceedings of the third IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.6, 11.7/FIDIS international summer school on the future of identity in the information society, Karlstad University, Sweden. Fischer-Hübner, Simone and Duquenoy, Penny and Martucci, Leonardo and Zuccato, Albin, eds. International Federation for Information Processing. (262). Springer, New York.



eHealth is becoming an increasingly noteworthy domain in terms of public sector exploitation of information and communications technologies. Appro-priately identifying the users of electronic health systems is a major contem-porary challenge. The appropriate identification of eHealth systems’ and ser-vices’ users is one of its core areas of concern. This paper develops a particular problem statement that relates to the notion of identifiers in eHealth, outlines its conceptual background, and defines a set of solutions to the problem outlined. It lists a variety of use cases or examples against which the issues can be tested (these are further explored in a parallel paper [13]), and proposes some possibilities for future work. In particular, the paper de-scribes the results of a 2007 workshop that explored all of these notions. While the paper bases its orientations in a general European framework, the main examples and illustrations used by the authors come from experiences in the Netherlands.

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