Security in the Internet

  • Seibel R
  • Kocher K
  • Landsberg P
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Abstract

Aim of the study: Is it possible to use the Internet as a secure media for transport of telemedicine? Which risks exist for routine use? In this article state of the art methods of security were analysed. Telemedicine in the Internet has severe risks, because patient data and hospital data of a secure Intranet can be manipulated by connecting it to the Web. Conclusions: Establishing of a firewall and the introduction of HPC (Health Professional Card) are minimizing the risk of un-authorized access to the hospital server. HPC allows good safety with digital signature and authentication of host and client of medical data. For secure e-mail PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is easy to use as a standard protocol. Planning all activities exactly as well as following legal regulations are important requisites for reduction of safety risks in Internet.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Internet
  • Medical records
  • Transmission
  • digital archive
  • health-professional-card
  • information
  • radiology
  • security
  • telemedicine
  • web technology

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Authors

  • R M M Seibel

  • K Kocher

  • P Landsberg

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