G. Pangalos

Learn More
The aim is to outline the framework of a generic methodology for specifying countermeasures in health care environments. The method is specifically aimed at the enhancement of security in existing health care systems, and a key element is the use of predetermined 'profiles' by which these may be classified. Example scenarios are presented to illustrate how(More)
An integrated secure design methodology for the enhancement of database security in a hospital environment is presented in this paper. The proposed design methodology is based on both the discretionary and the mandatory database security policies. In this way, the advantages of both approaches are combined to enhance medical database security. The(More)
A methodology for the enhancement of database security in a hospital environment is presented in this paper which is based on both the discretionary and the mandatory database security policies. In this way the advantages of both approaches are combined to enhance medical database security. An appropriate classification of the different types of users(More)
The application of information technology to health care has generated growing concern about the privacy and security of medical information. Furthermore, data and communication security requirements in the field of multimedia are higher. In this paper we describe firstly the most important security requirements that must be fulfilled by multimedia medical(More)
EDI is expected to be the dominant form of business communication between organizations moving to the Electronic Commerce era of 2000. The healthcare sector is already using EDI in the hospital supply function as well as in the clinical area and the reimbursement process. In this paper, we examine the use of EDI in the healthcare administration sector and(More)
This paper describes the methodology used and the experience gained from the application of a new secure database design approach and database security policy in a real life hospital environment. The applicability of the proposed database security policy in a major Greek general hospital is demonstrated. Moreover, the security and quality assurance of the(More)
Medical database security is a particularly important issue for all Healthcare establishments. Medical information systems are intended to support a wide range of pertinent health issues today, for example: assure the quality of care, support effective management of the health services institutions, monitor and contain the cost of care, implement technology(More)
An object-oriented medical database management system is presented for a typical cardiologic center, facilitating epidemiological trials. Object-oriented analysis and design were used for the system design, offering advantages for the integrity and extendibility of medical information systems. The system was developed using object-oriented design and(More)
Throughout the healthcare domain, paper records and forms are being supplanted by electronic records, which are now routinely transmitted over intranets (within organizations), extranets (between organizations) and the Internet (to multiple organizations, worldwide). The potential for greater efficiency, lower costs and enhanced quality of care afforded by(More)