Accessing Data in Healthcare Application

  • Gaurav Mitra
  • Souradeep Barua
  • Srijan Chattopadhyay
  • Sukalyan Sen
  • Sarmistha NeogyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 969)


Data centric applications generate large amount of data in no time. Depending on the application, the data may require protection from unauthorized use. Hence in a system with heterogeneous users data privacy is a challenge. Sensitive data protection may not only need valid authentication but also proper authorization. In case of healthcare application considered in the present work, authorization may not be the direct fallout of valid authentication. Instead, authorization may have to be provided keeping the relationship between user and information under consideration. We propose a novel way of designing a system that contains and protects sensitive information based on the relationship. This design allows storage and retrieval of information of multiple sensitivity levels in a hierarchical manner.


Data sensitivity Storage Cryptographic hash function Access control Relational database NoSQL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Mitra
    • 1
  • Souradeep Barua
    • 1
  • Srijan Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • Sukalyan Sen
    • 1
  • Sarmistha Neogy
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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