Friday, 23 May 2014

Surgical privacy: Information Handling in an Infectious Environment

What has privacy engineering, data flow modelling and analysis got to do with how infectious materials and the sterile field are handled in medical situations?  Are there things we can learn by exploiting by drawing an analogy between these seemingly different fields?

We've discussed this subject earlier and a few links can be found here. Indeed privacy engineering has a lot to learn from analogous environments such as aviation, medicine, anaesthesia, chemical engineering and so on; the commonality here is that those environments understood they had to take a whole systems approach rather than relying upon a top-down driven approach or relying upon embedding the semantics of the area in one selected discipline.

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