University of Porto, Portugal
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
RBAC in Healthcare, Break The Glass, Delegation, Access Control.
Databases and Data Security
Information and Systems Security
Web Information Systems and Technologies
In healthcare security, Role-based Access Control (RBAC) should be flexible and include capabilities such as Break-the-Glass and Delegation. The former is useful in emergencies to overcome otherwise a denial of access, the latter to transfer rights temporarily, for example, to substitute doctors. Current research studies these policies separately, but it is unclear whether they are different and independent capabilities. Motivated to look into this matter, we present a formal characterization of Break-the-Glass and Delegation in the RBAC model and we inquire on how these two policies relate. After giving arguments in favour of keeping them apart as different policies, we propose an RBAC model that includes them.