Managing Access to Electronic Health Records in a Cloud Computing Environment

  • Emmanuel Kusi Achampong Lecturer, Department of Medical Education and Information Technology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Clement Dzidonu President, Accra Institute of Technology, Accra Institute of Technology, Ghana
Keywords: Access; Control; Electronic; Health; Records; Cloud; Computing


Access control methods are relevant in securing EHR from unauthorised users and access. It is therefore important that proper access control mechanisms are put in place in order to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of health records.

This paper provides a review of the benefits and limitations of individual access control mechanisms. It also indicate the challenges and advantages associated with the use of the individual access control methods vis-a-vis combined access control methods for accessing electronic health records (EHR) in a cloud computing environment.

This review concludes that the use of one access control is not sufficient to fully secure EHR in a cloud computing environment. A combined access control methods has the potential to offer strong security to EHR in the cloud setting. Maximising the benefits of the various access controls is essential for enhancing the security of EHR in a cloud computing environment.


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How to Cite
Achampong, E., & Dzidonu, C. (2015). Managing Access to Electronic Health Records in a Cloud Computing Environment. Journal of Information Sciences and Computing Technologies, 3(2), 191-195. Retrieved from