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An Interoperable Security Framework for Connected Healthcare


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Author: Asim, M. · Petkovic, M. · Qu, M. · Wang, C.
Type:Conference paper
Embargo lifted:2011-09-29
Publisher: IEEE
Institution: Philips Research
Source:DRM 2011: 7th IEEE International Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications, Las Vegas, USA, 9 January 2011
Identifier: MS 31.916
Keywords: drm · drm interoperability · drm protocols · oma drm
Rights: (c) IEEE


Connected and interoperable healthcare system promises to reduce thecost of the healthcare delivery, increase its efficiency and enableconsumers to better engage with clinicians and manage their care. However at the same time it introduces new risks towards security andprivacy of personal health information, which are considered to beprominent impediments towards the realization of full benefits of connected health. In the connected healthcare system of future, different security technologies will be used to address security risks indifferent trust domains. For the domain of personal health and healthy lifestyle services, which is less trusted, additional security mechanisms (e.g. digital rights management) are required next to access control which is traditionally used in the professional medical domain. To realize the vision of connected health, all these mechanisms should be interoperable with each other. In this paper we providean interoperability framework which allows digital rights managementand access control systems to seamlessly work together through theuse of ontology.

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