Protecting patients’ electronic health records using enhanced active bundles

R.M. Salih, L.T. Lilien, L. Ben Othmane

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Abstract

We propose a solution that provides protection for patients' electronic health/medical records disseminated among different authorized healthcare information systems. The solution is known as Active Bundles using a Trusted Third Party (ABTTP). It is based on the use of trusted third parties, and the construct named active bundles. The latter keep electronic health/medical records as sensitive data; include metadata with information describing sensitive data and prescribing their use; and encompass a virtual machine (VM), which controls and manages how its active bundle behaves. An essential task of the VM is enforcement of the privacy and other policies specified by metadata. We also propose enhancements to the ABTTP scheme. They include adding to ABTTP an algorithm finding the degree of privacy policy inclusion between two privacy policies, and a scheme, known as Agent-Based Active Bundles, which replaces trusted third parties with intelligent agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2012, San Diego CA, USA, May 21-24, 2012)
EditorsR. Arriaga, A. Matic
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2012) - San Diego, United States
Duration: 21 May 201224 May 2012
Conference number: 6
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Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2012)
Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period21/05/1224/05/12
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