PROTECTING PRIVACY IN MEDICAL DATABASES - Efficient Local Generation of System-Wide Unique Health IDs

Peter Schartner, Martin Schaffer

Abstract

In this paper we will introduce a replacement for linkable unique health identifiers: locally generated system-wide unique digital pseudonyms. The presented techniques are based on a novel technique called collision free number generation which is discussed in the introductory part of the article. After this brief introduction, we will pay attention onto two specific variants of collision-free number generation: one based on the RSA-Problem and one based on the Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem. The main part of the article focuses on two applications of unique digital pseudonyms: centralized medical records and anonymous medical databases.

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Schartner P. and Schaffer M. (2008). PROTECTING PRIVACY IN MEDICAL DATABASES - Efficient Local Generation of System-Wide Unique Health IDs . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 51-58. DOI: 10.5220/0001041600510058


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Peter Schartner and Martin Schaffer},
title={PROTECTING PRIVACY IN MEDICAL DATABASES - Efficient Local Generation of System-Wide Unique Health IDs},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={51-58},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001041600510058},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - PROTECTING PRIVACY IN MEDICAL DATABASES - Efficient Local Generation of System-Wide Unique Health IDs
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Schartner P.
AU - Schaffer M.
PY - 2008
SP - 51
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0001041600510058