A Novel Decentralized Hierarchical Access Control Scheme for the Medical Scenario

Abstract

Electronic patient records contains highly personal and confidential information that it is essential to keep private. Thus, only the medical professionals providing care to a patient should access the patient record of the concerning patient. As personal medical data can be considered to be the property of the corresponding patient, it is justified that patients should have the opportunity to exert control over their own data. In this paper, we propose a cryptographic access control scheme allowing patients to grant medical teams authorizations to access their medical data. Moreover, the hierarchical aspects of teams are taken into account so that the modules of the patient record are to be accessed according to the individual privileges of the medical professionals of the team. Thus, more privileged users obtain larger portions of the data than less privileged users

DOI: 10.1109/MOBIQW.2006.361772
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@article{Eskeland2006AND, title={A Novel Decentralized Hierarchical Access Control Scheme for the Medical Scenario}, author={Sigurd Eskeland and Neeli R. Prasad}, journal={2006 Third Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services}, year={2006}, pages={1-6} }