Achieving security-oriented workflows for clinical collaboration

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

Open Access

Achieving security-oriented workflows for clinical collaboration

2nd International Conference on Health Informatics and Technology

July 27-29, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Tracy McLean

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Health Med Informat

Abstract :

Workflows have grown in popularity within a broad range of domains and typically provide automated support that enables an organization to efficiently control and coordinate routine processes. With an increasing emphasis on clinical research promoting collaborative (interdisciplinary) studies, it is evident that clinical research workflows nowadays are not necessarily bound to a single organization, but rather across multiple organisations and/or domains whereby access can be given to autonomous services/ resources within a workflow. For the purpose of this paper, clinical research workflows refer to a collection of clinical executable web services, which follow an orchestrated or choreographed process to produce an outcome. The focus of this paper is on achieving security-oriented workflows in the clinical domain. For this, a number of patterns have been conceptualised and theorised to address different challenges and risks associated with, for example, security-oriented enactment and the different models that can be used to deliver security information; linkage of data sets across multiple organisations and automation of clinical research workflows. Whilst it is the case that each pattern aims to address one or more challenges, the core contribution of this work is to produce an integrated collection of patterns that can be tested and applied to real clinical projects.

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