George Pangalos

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We discuss the integration of contextual information with team-based access control. The TMAC model was formulated by Thomas in [1] to provide access control for collaborative activity best accomplished by teams of users. In TMAC, access control revolves around teams, where a "team" is an abstraction that encapsulates a collection of users in specific roles(More)
In many health care information systems medical images are an important part of the multimedia medical patient record. Most of the work on multimedia medical images security until now has focused on cryptographic approaches. While valuable, cryptography is not enough to control access to medical images. Therefore additional protection approaches should be(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)
BACKGROUND Clinical information systems frequently use intranet and Internet technologies. However these technologies have emphasized sharing and not security, despite the sensitive and private nature of much health information. Digital certificates (electronic documents which recognize an entity or its attributes) can be used to control access in clinical(More)
patient's computerized medical information being accumulated in a variety of locations. Today's healthcare environments use clinical electronic records usually containing data that are shared between source systems involved in healthcare distributed applications, in order to provide information to internal users as well as external requests, payers, and so(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)
Healthcare environments are a representative case of collaborative environments since individuals (e.g. doctors) in many cases collaborate in order to provide care to patients in a more proficient way. At the same time modern healthcare institutions are increasingly interested in sharing access of their information resources in the networked environment.(More)
OBJECTIVES Internet technologies provide an attractive infrastructure for efficient and low cost communications in regional health information networks. The advantages provided by the Internet come however with a significantly greater element of risk to the confidentiality and integrity of information. This is because the Internet has been designed(More)