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 JIS  Vol.8 No.1 , January 2017
Authenticated Privacy Preserving Pairing-Based Scheme for Remote Health Monitoring Systems
Abstract: The digitization of patient health information has brought many benefits and challenges for both the patients and physicians. However, security and privacy preservation have remained important challenges for remote health monitoring systems. Since a patient’s health information is sensitive and the communication channel (i.e. the Internet) is insecure, it is important to protect them against unauthorized entities. Otherwise, failure to do so will not only lead to compromise of a patient’s privacy, but will also put his/her life at risk. How to provide for confidentiality, patient anonymity and un-traceability, access control to a patient’s health information and even key exchange between a patient and her physician are critical issues that need to be addressed if a wider adoption of remote health monitoring systems is to be realized. This paper proposes an authenticated privacy preserving pairing-based scheme for remote health monitoring systems. The scheme is based on the concepts of bilinear paring, identity-based cryptography and non-interactive identity-based key agreement protocol. The scheme also incorporates an efficient batch signature verification scheme to reduce computation cost during multiple simultaneous signature verifications.
Cite this paper: Mtonga, K. , Yoon, E. and Kim, H. (2017) Authenticated Privacy Preserving Pairing-Based Scheme for Remote Health Monitoring Systems. Journal of Information Security, 8, 75-90. doi: 10.4236/jis.2017.81006.
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