A robust authentication model using multi-channel communication for eHealth systems to enhance privacy and security

Quazi Mamun, Muhammad Rana

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Abstract

In recent times, the electronic health record (eHealth) system is regarded as one of the biggest developments in healthcare domains. An eHealth system needs to be agile, reliable, and sustainable. Although the existing Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) systems are claimed to be fully controlled by the patients, there are ways where the healthcare professionals and the database/system operators can reveal the records of a patient. As a consequence, threats to the security of electronic health records are introduced. This necessitates strong and effective authentication and access control methods, especially in the cloud computing. In cloud computing, it is essential to admit that only authorized users are allowed to access the corresponding patients' records. There are many authentication schemes but they comprise vulnerable techniques. Furthermore, due to the sensitive nature of health data, the most important challenges lay towards the development of a model that guarantees data privacy and reliability, verifying that only authorized personnel can access their corresponding health data. Moreover, the security principle an eHealth system necessitates secure databases to secure health data. In this paper, we identify the challenges associated with the authentication issues relating to the health data, hence proposing a robust authentication scheme. The scheme also includes a hybrid access control model using multi-channel communication to enhance the security and privacy of the health data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 8th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) Proceedings
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Himadri Nath Saha
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages255-260
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633717
ISBN (Print)9781538633724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2017
Event8th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference: IEMCON 2017 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 03 Oct 201705 Oct 2017
http://ieee-iemcon.org/2017/ (Conference website)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8103827 (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference8th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period03/10/1705/10/17
OtherContinuing from the outstanding success of IEEE IEMCON 2016, we are proud to present IEEE IEMCON 2017 which will provide an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to discuss and exchange ideas on issues, trends, and developments in Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to emphasize dissemination of ongoing research in the fields of in Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. Contributed papers are solicited describing original works in the above mentioned fields and related technologies. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions. All accepted papers will be presented during the parallel sessions of the Conference and papers will be submitted for publication at IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
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