A viable and sustainable key management approach for a national e-health environment

Shen , Pei-Yuan , Liu, Vicky, & Caelli, William (2012) A viable and sustainable key management approach for a national e-health environment. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), IEEE, Beijing, China, pp. 347-352.

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To protect the health information security, cryptography plays an important role to establish confidentiality, authentication, integrity and non-repudiation. Keys used for encryption/decryption and digital signing must be managed in a safe, secure, effective and efficient fashion. The certificate-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) scheme may seem to be a common way to support information security; however, so far, there is still a lack of successful large-scale certificate-based PKI deployment in the world. In addressing the limitations of the certificate-based PKI scheme, this paper proposes a non-certificate-based key management scheme for a national e-health implementation. The proposed scheme eliminates certificate management and complex certificate validation procedures while still maintaining security. It is also believed that this study will create a new dimension to the provision of security for the protection of health information in a national e-health environment.

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ID Code: 57597
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: non-certificate-based public key cryptosystem , e-health solutions , e-health security
DOI: 10.1109/HealthCom.2012.6379434
ISBN: 9781457720390
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 01:57
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:33

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