Title: Securing personal health information access in mobile healthcare environment through short signature schemes

Authors: Willy Susilo, Khin Than Win

Addresses: School of IT and Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, NSW 2522, Australia. ' School of IT and Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, NSW 2522, Australia

Abstract: In this paper we will outline the importance of mobile data communication in healthcare, accessibility of health information through mobile devices, and information security of personal health information. Firstly, we illustrate issues and importance of securing personal health information in mobile environment. Then we proceed with a novel idea of authenticating the health information in mobile environment by incorporating the concept of short signature schemes. The resulting notion is extremely efficient and it requires a very short signature to perform the authenticity function for the health information stored in the mobile devices.

Keywords: personal health information; mobile communications; healthcare providers; consumers; information security; short signature scheme; secure access; authentication; mobile devices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2007.011816

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2007 Vol.5 No.2, pp.215 - 224

Available online: 24 Dec 2006 *

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