AUTHENTICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE RTS E-HEALTH SYSTEM

André Zúquete, Helder Gomes, João Paulo Silva Cunha

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 technology. The presented authentication architecture is intended to be applied to other medical telematic systems.

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in Harvard Style

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 - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 72-80. DOI: 10.5220/0001043200720080


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
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 - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={72-80},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001043200720080},
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 - AUTHENTICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE RTS E-HEALTH SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Zúquete A.
AU - Gomes H.
AU - Paulo Silva Cunha J.
PY - 2008
SP - 72
EP - 80
DO - 10.5220/0001043200720080