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Re: Healthcare and Security/Privacy

  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@s...>
  • To: KenNorth <KenNorth@e...>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 13:33:50 +0100 (BST)

security in healthcare
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.
> > 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...


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