Addressing a secure session-key scheme for mobility supported e-Healthcare systems

Pardeep Kumar, Pawani Porambage, Mika Ylianttila, Andrei Gurtov, Hoon Jae Lee, Mangal Sain

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    Wireless medical sensor networks, also called e-Healthcare systems, provide mobility to the patients for making life easier and comfortable. However, a secure mobility support is highly desirable to a patient while he/she is moving. In this paper, we discuss security issues facing mobility supported e-Healthcare applications, and propose a secure session-key scheme for addressing security issues. The proposed scheme is suitable for the e-Healthcare systems where a patient is allowed to move and stay connected, securely. The proposed scheme not only establishes a session-key but according to HEPAA acts it also performs robust authenticity for the (mobile) medical sensor, the fixed access point, and the base-station. Our preliminary evaluation shows that the proposed scheme is feasible in-hospital, in-clinic, and homecare environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Content Centric Network Innovation!, ICACT 2014 - Proceeding
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9788996865032
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology - PyeongChang, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 16 Feb 201419 Feb 2014
    Conference number: 16


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
    Abbreviated titleICACT
    CountryKorea, Republic of


    • Authentication
    • e-healthcare
    • hospital
    • medical sensor network
    • mobility
    • security
    • session-key

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