Consumer-Centric and Privacy-Preserving Identity Management for Distributed E-Health Systems

  title={Consumer-Centric and Privacy-Preserving Identity Management for Distributed E-Health Systems},
  author={Richard Au and Peter R. Croll},
  journal={Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)},
A new framework of privacy-preserving identity management for distributed e-health systems is proposed. Utilizing a consumer-centric approach, the healthcare consumer maintains a pool of pseudonymous identifiers for use in different healthcare services. Without revealing the identity of consumers, health record data from different medical databases distributed in various clinic/hospitals can be collected and linked together on demand. While pseudo-anonymity preserves user privacy, the… CONTINUE READING
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