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


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 identiers 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 architectural design allows the anonymity to be revoked by a trusted authority under well-dened policies with legal-compliance. This framework inherits the advantages in centralized management for distributed medical databases. Security of the interactions among different entities in the architecture is guaranteed by certication and cryptographic technologies.

DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2008.101

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@inproceedings{Au2008ConsumerCentricAP, title={Consumer-Centric and Privacy-Preserving Identity Management for Distributed E-Health Systems}, author={Richard Au and Peter R. Croll}, booktitle={HICSS}, year={2008} }