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OpenID Connect as a security service in cloud-based medical imaging systems
Author(s): Weina Ma; Kamran Sartipi; Hassan Sharghigoorabi; David Koff; Peter Bak
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of cloud computing is driving the next generation of medical imaging systems. However, privacy and security concerns have been consistently regarded as the major obstacles for adoption of cloud computing by healthcare domains. OpenID Connect, combining OpenID and OAuth together, is an emerging representational state transfer-based federated identity solution. It is one of the most adopted open standards to potentially become the <italic<de facto</italic< standard for securing cloud computing and mobile applications, which is also regarded as “Kerberos of cloud.” We introduce OpenID Connect as an authentication and authorization service in cloud-based diagnostic imaging (DI) systems, and propose enhancements that allow for incorporating this technology within distributed enterprise environments. The objective of this study is to offer solutions for secure sharing of medical images among diagnostic imaging repository (DI-r) and heterogeneous picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) as well as Web-based and mobile clients in the cloud ecosystem. The main objective is to use OpenID Connect open-source single sign-on and authorization service and in a user-centric manner, while deploying DI-r and PACS to private or community clouds should provide equivalent security levels to traditional computing model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2016
PDF: 15 pages
J. Med. Img. 3(2) 026501 doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.3.2.026501
Published in: Journal of Medical Imaging Volume 3, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Weina Ma, Univ. of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada)
Kamran Sartipi, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Hassan Sharghigoorabi, Univ. of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada)
David Koff, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Peter Bak, McMaster Univ. (Canada)


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