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Digital identity in e-health is of special interest to Lockstep. Security and privacy need not be traded off against one another. The spectre of national ID can be nullified if user-centric privacy enhancing technologies are implemented around patient identifiers.

Presentation, Managing Patient Confidentiality & Information Governance Conference, June 2012, Melbourne

"The Emerging Role of Smart Technologies to Safeguard the e-health Patient Journey"

Anonymity & Pseudonymity in e.g. clinical trials

A peer reviewed poster paper presented at the eResearch 2009 Conference in Manly (Sydney) November 2009.

Babystep 12: Electronic Medic Alert

An innovative way to secrete personal emergency medical information - such as alergies and contraindications - in smartcards, including strong authentication of the healthcare professionals originating the alerts.

Babystep 7: Smartcards and Prescription Shopping

Smartcards can address Prescription Shopping, detecting this form of fraud at source, without compromising the privacy of innocent patients.

Babystep 6: Smartcards and Provider Fraud

Smartcards can detect fraudulent claiming by corrupt providers for services not actually delivered, or the counterfeiting of claims by administrative clerical staff.

Patient Privacy and Security - Not a zero sum game!

A look at the tension between privacy and public health interests in electronic health record security, with a proposal to move safely to opt-out participation using smartcards to mask individual identifiers.

A novel application of PKI smartcards to anonymise Health Identifiers

Paper presented to AusCERT Academic Refereed Paper Stream May 2005

PKI State of Play

A presentation to the Argus Foundation Forum in 2004, outlining steady improvements to health PKI, and showing how local small scale trust schemes like PGP can be supported in parallel.

PKI without tears

A critical analysis of orthodox PKI, including a detailed outline of how a health PKI could be implemented

Copy of the PCEHR Privacy Impact Assessment

This document was made publicly available in 2011.