publication . Article . 2010

PKI Security in Large-Scale Healthcare Networks

Nikos Komninos; Georgios Mantas; Dimitrios K. Lymberopoulos;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2010 Journal: Journal of Medical Systems, volume 36, pages 1,107-1,116 (issn: 0148-5598, eissn: 1573-689X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
During the past few years a lot of PKI (Public Key Infrastructures) infrastructures have been proposed for healthcare networks in order to ensure secure communication services and exchange of data among healthcare professionals. However, there is a plethora of challenges in these healthcare PKI infrastructures. Especially, there are a lot of challenges for PKI infrastructures deployed over large-scale healthcare networks. In this paper, we propose a PKI infrastructure to ensure security in a large-scale Internet-based healthcare network connecting a wide spectrum of healthcare units geographically distributed within a wide region. Furthermore, the proposed PKI i...
free text keywords: Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Medicine (miscellaneous), Information Systems, QA75, Public key infrastructure, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Business, Secure communication, business.industry, Internet privacy, The Internet, Public-key cryptography, Health professionals, Health care
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