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Research Article

Flexible Access to Patient Data through e-Consent

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261673,
        author={Haridimos Kondylakis and Giorgos Flouris and Irini Fundulaki and Vassilis Papakonstantinou and Manolis Tsiknakis},
        title={Flexible Access to Patient Data through e-Consent},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        keywords={e-consend, access control},
  • Haridimos Kondylakis
    Giorgos Flouris
    Irini Fundulaki
    Vassilis Papakonstantinou
    Manolis Tsiknakis
    Year: 2015
    Flexible Access to Patient Data through e-Consent
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261673
Haridimos Kondylakis1,*, Giorgos Flouris1, Irini Fundulaki1, Vassilis Papakonstantinou1, Manolis Tsiknakis1
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The advances in healthcare and information technology are shifting more and more the ownership of data from medical institutions and doctors to individual citizens. However, since the medical information of an individual is con dential, the only basis for sharing it, is through prior informed consent which will regulate access to his private healthcare data. This paper highlights challenges investigated in three EU research projects and presents a solution utilizing novel access control mechanisms to ensure the selective exposure of the patients' sensitive information thereby empowering them. Our solution can eciently support the entire life-cycle of consent such as withdrawal, activation, deletion or update. Moreover it responds to complex and di erent scenarios in which the patient can de ne complicated and dynamic access control policies at di erent granularity levels. In this paper we propose a Personal Health Record (PHR) system, accessible through desktop and mobile devices, that explores the ecient access regulation to information according to the consent forms provided by the patients.