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Authors: André Zúquete 1 ; Helder Gomes 2 and João Paulo Silva Cunha 1

Affiliations: 1 IEETA / Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal ; 2 IEETA / ESTGA / Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

Keyword(s): e-Health, authentication, public key certificates, PKI, smartcards, SSL/TLS, roles, RBAC.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Cloud Computing ; Confidentiality and Data Security ; e-Health ; Health Information Systems ; Platforms and Applications

Abstract: This paper describes the design and implementation of a PKI-based e-Health authentication architecture. This architecture was developed to authenticate e-Health Professionals accessing RTS (Rede Telemática da Saúde), a regional platform for sharing clinical data among a set of affiliated health institutions. The architecture had to accommodate specific RTS requirements, namely the security of Professionals’ credentials, the mobility of Professionals, and the scalability to accommodate new health institutions. The adopted solution uses short lived certificates and cross-certification agreements between RTS and e-Health institutions for authenticating Professionals accessing the RTS. These certificates carry as well the Professional’s role at their home institution for role-based authorization. Trust agreements between health institutions and RTS are necessary in order to make the certificates recognized by the RTS. As a proof of concept, a prototype was implemented with Windows techn ology. The presented authentication architecture is intended to be applied to other medical telematic systems. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Zúquete, A.; Gomes, H. and Paulo Silva Cunha, J. (2008). AUTHENTICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE RTS E-HEALTH SYSTEM. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics (BIOSTEC 2008) - Volume 1: HEALTHINF; ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6; ISSN 2184-4305, SciTePress, pages 72-80. DOI: 10.5220/0001043200720080

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author={André Zúquete. and Helder Gomes. and João {Paulo Silva Cunha}.},
title={AUTHENTICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE RTS E-HEALTH SYSTEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics (BIOSTEC 2008) - Volume 1: HEALTHINF},
year={2008},
pages={72-80},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001043200720080},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
issn={2184-4305},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics (BIOSTEC 2008) - Volume 1: HEALTHINF
TI - AUTHENTICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE RTS E-HEALTH SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
IS - 2184-4305
AU - Zúquete, A.
AU - Gomes, H.
AU - Paulo Silva Cunha, J.
PY - 2008
SP - 72
EP - 80
DO - 10.5220/0001043200720080
PB - SciTePress