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 ofpatient record information shifts from paper to digital, new security concerns arise. Digital cryptographic methods provide solutions to many ofthese new concerns. In this paper we an overview of new security concerns, new legislation mandating secure medical records and solutions providing security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-220
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 22 1997
EventMedical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues - Newport Beach, United States
Duration: Feb 22 1997Feb 28 1997


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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