Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-14
Example of How It Works
The invention will be described through the use of a medical scenario. PII data about patients (called data owners) is kept in software on data processing devices that a number of different categories of data users
(e.g., doctors, nurses, financial and billing administrative staff, applications) can access and use for a variety of different purposes (e.g., medical treatment, summary medical reporting, billing). There are professional guidelines and laws about what data users can access patient PII data and for what purposes. In many legal systems, patients have the right to review the PII data associated with medical treatments, summary medical reporting, and billing about themselves. In many legal systems, patients also have the right to know what data users (subjects) are accessing that PII data and for what purposes in order to give consent to t...