Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

DNA Based Cryptography to Improve Usability of Authenticated Access of Electronic Health Records

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_19,
        author={C. Sreeja and Mohammed Misbahuddin and B. Bindhumadhava},
        title={DNA Based Cryptography to Improve Usability of Authenticated Access of Electronic Health Records},
        proceedings={Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={UBICNET},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={DNA Cryptography Confidentiality Usability Aadhaar EHR Data breach Authentication M-health},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_19}
    }
    
  • C. Sreeja
    Mohammed Misbahuddin
    B. Bindhumadhava
    Year: 2018
    DNA Based Cryptography to Improve Usability of Authenticated Access of Electronic Health Records
    UBICNET
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_19
C. Sreeja1,*, Mohammed Misbahuddin2,*, B. Bindhumadhava2,*
  • 1: Christ University
  • 2: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
*Contact email: sreejasukumaran@gmail.com, mdmisbahuddin@gmail.com, bindhu@cdac.in

Abstract

The quality of health care has been drastically improved with the evolution of Internet. Electronic health records play a major role in interoperability and accessibility of patient’s data which helps in effective and timely treatment irrespective of the demographic area. The proposed model is to ensure and monitor maternal health during pregnancy and to create awareness alerts (options include messages, voice alerts or flash the system) based on the individual health record. The system aims to prevent maternal death due to medical negligence and helps to make recommendations to prevent future mortality based on medical history and take appropriate action. Authentication is a critical aspect considering the trade-off between usability and security whereas data breach and related cybercrime are major concerns in health care. The proposed model uses DNA based authentication techniques to ensure usability and confidentiality of electronic data, Aadhaar to prevent unauthorized access to patient’s data in case of emergency without affecting availability.