Security mechanism for medical record exchange using hippocratic protocol

Jose Pirrone, Monica Huerta

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The use of new technologies in healthcare sector is growing and, as a consequence, the security problems using these technologies are increasing. So a communication protocol based on Hippocratic principles and its standardization was proposed to increase data security when these technologies were used. To evaluate this proposal from a practical point of view, a system based on an application for mobile terminals with the Android operating system and WiFi, as the connection platform to exchange medical records between health personnel and information database of a medical center, was developed. For this system it was assumed that the patient controls the relationship between doctors and patient and this relationship needs to be established personally, using a terminal with NFC technology, but may be dissolved by the patient remotely, without interaction with the doctor. Some operative problems were found but the conclusion is that this is a viable solution and that applying the Hippocratic principles is possible to have two levels of security, being the more secure the use of the Hippocratic protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalIFMBE Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

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  • Hippocratic protocol
  • Medical record


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