Security Requirements for a Lifelong Electronic Health Record System: An Opinion

J Wainer*, 1, 2, C.J.R Campos2, M.D.U Salinas2, D Sigulem2
1 Computing Institute, University of Campinas, Brazil
2 Department of Heath Informatics, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Article Metrics

CrossRef Citations:
Total Statistics:

Full-Text HTML Views: 1764
Abstract HTML Views: 2170
PDF Downloads: 208
Total Views/Downloads: 4142
Unique Statistics:

Full-Text HTML Views: 945
Abstract HTML Views: 1243
PDF Downloads: 150
Total Views/Downloads: 2338

© Wainer et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.

open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http: // which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

* Address correspondence to this author at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas, Caixa Postal 6176, 13083-970 Campinas - SP, Brazil; E-mail:


This article discusses the authors' views on the security requirements of a central, unique electronic health record. The requirements are based on the well-known principles of confidentiality and integrity and the less discussed principles of control and legal value. The article does not discuss any technical or legal solutions to the requirements proposed herein.

Keywords: Security, electronic health record, health record, ethics.