Initial Experiences of Accessing Patient Confidential Data over the Internet using a Public Key Infrastructure

Chadwick, D.W. and Harvey, S. and New, J. and Young, A.J. (2000) Initial Experiences of Accessing Patient Confidential Data over the Internet using a Public Key Infrastructure. In: Jerman-Blazic, B. and Schneider, W.S. and Klobucar, T., eds. Advanced Security Technologies for Insecure Networks. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 201-209. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A project to enable health care professionals (GPs, practice nurses and diabetes nurse specialists) to access, via the Internet, confidential patient data held on a secondary care (hospital) diabetes information system, has been implemented. We describe the application that we chose to distribute (a diabetes register); the security mechanisms we used to protect the data (a public key infrastructure with strong encryption and digitally signed messages, plus a firewall); the reasons for the implementation decisions we made; the validation testing that we performed and the preliminary results of the pilot implementation.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Networking Workshop on Advanced Security Technologies in Networking, Portoroz, Slovenia, May 29-Jun 02, 2000
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 12:40
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21925 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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