Awareness of hospital information systems security: perspective from King Saud university hospitals
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This study was carried out recently to investigate several issues relating to hospital information systems security in two university hospitals in Saudi Arabia. It sets out to fill the gap that exists in hospital information systems security in the developing countries in general and Saudi Arabia in particular. More emphasis, this paper provides an overview of the information security and risks associated with the use of hospital information systems in King Saud University Hospitals. It highlights to what extent medical and ICT staffs are aware of possible consequences of releasing patient information. Therefore, patient confidentiality and sharing password were examined. Also, data that access, update or share among staffs in hospitals were identified. This study attempt to find out the key issues that concern all professionals’ staffs with the use of their hospitals Information Systems. The findings of this paper reveal to some critical issues of information security which are concern of all those involved with the use of hospitals information systems. Studies carried out in the developed nations indicate that threat to computer comes from insiders. This study report the most important dangers threat comes from out side. Clearly, this study can be considered as pioneering in area of hospital information systems security in Saudi Arabia.