e-Healthcare in ABC county health department (ABCCHD) : Trade-offs analysis and evaluation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Journal / PublicationJournal of Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


The issue of privacy stirred a tumultuous uproar when the ABC County Health Department (ABCCHD) was planning for an e-Healthcare system that utilized information technology to streamline the administration process of patients. ABCCHD had hired a software vendor, Info-Health, a company that specialized in information system development for the healthcare industry to help in the project. The privacy of patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Human Immunity System was a thorny issue in the implementation of the e-Healthcare system. A trade-off between privacy and cost was discussed and debated. Three alternatives, with varying degrees of privacy and cost, were considered. © 2006 JIT Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • E-Healthcare, Information privacy, Trade-off evaluation

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