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The Design and Analysis of a Secure Personal Healthcare System Based on Certificates

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Soongsil University, 369 Sangdo-Ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-743, Korea
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), 232 Gongneung-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01811, Korea
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Academic Editor: Ka Lok Man
Symmetry 2016, 8(11), 129;
Received: 12 September 2016 / Revised: 12 October 2016 / Accepted: 4 November 2016 / Published: 14 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry in Systems Design and Analysis)
Due to the development of information technology (IT), it has been applied to various fields such as the smart home, medicine, healthcare, and the smart car. For these fields, IT has been providing continuous prevention and management, including health conditions beyond the mere prevention of disease, improving the quality of life. e-Healthcare is a health management and medical service to provide prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and the follow-up management of diseases at any time and place in connection with information communication technology, without requiring patients to visit hospitals. However, e-Healthcare has been exposed to eavesdropping, manipulation, and the forgery of information that is personal, biological, medical, etc., and is a security threat from malicious attackers. This study suggests a security service model to exchange personal health records (PHRs) for e-Healthcare environments. To be specific, this study suggests a scheme in which communicators are able to securely authorize and establish security channels by constituting the infrastructure each organization relies on. In addition, the possibility of establishing a security service model is indicated by suggesting an e-Healthcare system for a secure e-Healthcare environment as a secure personal health record system. This is anticipated to provide securer communication in e-Healthcare environments in the future through the scheme suggested in this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-Healthcare; authentication; security; system design; certificate e-Healthcare; authentication; security; system design; certificate
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Kang, J.; Chung, H.; Lee, J.; Park, J.H. The Design and Analysis of a Secure Personal Healthcare System Based on Certificates. Symmetry 2016, 8, 129.

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