Date Added: Oct 2011
The exchange of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has increased threats to patient data privacy and security. The software systems developed for healthcare sector are required to explicitly address patient data privacy and security. A number of solutions have been proposed to incorporate these requirements into the software systems. However, there is no comprehensive study that synthesizes the different research initiatives according to any predetermined criteria. The main focus of this paper is to survey the various proposed solutions in the literature to incorporate patient data privacy and security into software systems.