Privacy and security of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: Applying a contextual integrity analysis

Beth Strickland Bloch, Masooda Bashir

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Abstract

Technological advancements in the treatment of heart patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and remote monitoring systems (RMSs) are fundamentally changing the way physicians and patients relate to electronically shared personal health information. This paper applies a contextual integrity analysis using a nine-step decision heuristic to determine if and how new information flows present potential privacy risks. This analysis finds that the wireless transfer of patient health information from CIED to RMS poses safety and privacy threats to patients and violates contextual integrity. Suggestions for changes to HIPAA regulations and medical device design protocols are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
EditorsVincent Duffy, Nancy Lightner
Pages569-580
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume590
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

Keywords

  • Contextual integrity
  • HIPAA
  • Implantable technology
  • Information transfer
  • Medical device security
  • Privacy risks
  • Values and ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science (all)

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