Re: Healthcare and Security/Privacy
On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, KenNorth wrote: > Jonathan, > > > If healthcare records are important to preserve on a long term basis, they > > need to be stored in a specified format that will allow this, hence XML. > RDF > > provides the necessary semantic structure on top of the XML data. > > It seems like we need a multi-level security model for medical records. > We'll eventually be transmitting an individual's genetic map (DNA) so I > imagine we'll need something like element- and attribute-level security. One > application might be able to view a person's complete medical records, but > another might be denied access to specific gene and chromosome data. > > Do you think the current set of W3C specs (RDF, schemas) is adequate for > describing medical records in an environment that enforces attribute-level > security? It would be interesting to be able to define security tokens in terms of XPath match expressions... -- <Matt/> Fastnet Software Ltd. High Performance Web Specialists Providing mod_perl, XML, Sybase and Oracle solutions Email for training and consultancy availability. http://sergeant.org | AxKit: http://axkit.org
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