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Title Framework for secure communication in medical systems
Author Amin, Tariq Mohammad
Supervisor Probst, Christian W. (Language-Based Technology, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2008
Abstract Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare services on distance using communication technologies. It is not only a demand of the patients and doctors, but also of the time and development in this IT age. A specific application of telemedicine is the electronic patient journal which tends to replace paper journals with an electronic journal system and gather all information belonging to a patient at one place. Telemedicine in its totality has not yet been established in Denmark, though efforts are being done. Electronic patient journals should have been implemented in all hospitals at the end 2005, which unfortunately has still not been realized. A number of barriers must be overcome before the implementation can fully happen. The barriers are organizational, regulatory, technical and economical. One of the main points of interest is data security. Both regulatory bodies and data protection authorities have put forward guidelines and requirements to be met for secure data handling and transfer. A secure framework is needed on which the parties involved can agree and base the development. This thesis deals with different important aspects of data security. It puts forward a framework for secure communication that can be used in medical system. The framework covers three major aspects of communication, namely authentication, authorization and secure transfer. Unlike traditional frameworks, this framework provides dynamic authentication and multi-tiered access control mechanisms.
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2008-109
Original PDF ep08_109_web.pdf (0.94 MB)
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