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Security for the digital information age of medicine: issues, applications, and implementation
Author(s): Michael A. Epstein; Michael S. Pasieka; William P. Lord; Stephen T. C. Wong; Nicholas J. Mankovich
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Paper Abstract

Privacy and integrity of medical records is expected by patients. This privacy and integrity is often mandated by regulations. Traditionally, the security of medical records has been based on physical lock and key. As the storage of patient record information shifts from paper to digital, new security concerns arise. Digital cryptographic methods provide solutions to many of these new concerns. In this paper we overview new security concerns, new legislation mandating secure medical records and solutions providing security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274574
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Michael A. Epstein, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Michael S. Pasieka, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
William P. Lord, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Stephen T. C. Wong, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Nicholas J. Mankovich, Philips Research Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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