Security for the digital information age of medicine: Issues, applications, and implementation

Michael A. Epstein, Michael S. Pasieka, William P. Lord, Stephen T.C. Wong, Nicholas J. Mankovich

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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 article we give an overview of new security concerns, new legislation mandating secure medical records and solutions providing security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


  • Certificates
  • Computers
  • Cryptography
  • Digital signatures
  • Medical records
  • Radiology
  • RSA
  • Security
  • Smartcard
  • Teleradiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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