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J Med Syst. 2012 Jun;36(3):1107-16. doi: 10.1007/s10916-010-9573-1. Epub 2010 Sep 9.

PKI security in large-scale healthcare networks.

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Wire Communications Laboratory, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Rio Patras, Greece. gman@upatras.gr

Abstract

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 infrastructure facilitates the trust issues that arise in a large-scale healthcare network including multi-domain PKI infrastructures.

PMID:
20827570
DOI:
10.1007/s10916-010-9573-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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