Framework for Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality

Dixie B. Baker*

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Explain the relationship between dependability and healthcare quality and safety

•  Identify and explain five guidelines for building dependable systems

•  Present an informal assessment of the healthcare industry with respect to these guidelines


The healthcare industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation that is motivated by costly administrative inefficiencies, a payment system that rewards doctor visits rather than healthy outcomes, and a hit-or-miss approach to diagnosis and treatments. This transformation is driven by a number of factors, most prominently the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United ...

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