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Remote access to medical records via the Internet: feasibility, security and multilingual considerations

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6 Author(s)
Lees, P.J. ; Dept. of Cardiology, Heraklion Univ. Hosp., Crete, Greece ; Chronaki, C.E. ; Simantirakis, E.N. ; Kostomanolakis, S.G.
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This paper investigates the use of Internet technology to provide secure multilingual access to the medical records of a cardiology clinic. Information extracted from the medical record archive is used to create mini-Webs of interlinked pages that may be viewed using a standard browser. The main features of the reported project are its multilingual nature-of particular significance in Europe, the provision of strict secure measures, and the support of usage profiles. Medical data may be viewed either in Greek-the language in which the data are stored-or in English, through an automated translation process. Security measures are as follows: (1) a password is required for access; (2) all transactions are logged (3) the patient's name and medical data are never transmitted together; (4) mini-Webs are deleted when the transaction is complete, (5) the remote user never has direct access to the central database

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Computers in Cardiology, 1999

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