ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 4    Issue : 3    Date : May 2009

Implementing Role Based Access in Healthcare Ad Hoc Networks
Qurban A. Memon
Page(s): 192-199
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As mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are becoming popular for a variety of applications, so are the
issues surrounding corresponding implementations. In this paper, a healthcare application is
developed for an environment where normal network connectivity may not be available hence
networking of small scale healthcare units and corresponding devices becomes necessary.
Different roles of such units are discussed to facilitate role based access control (RBAC)
conformant access. The concepts of role-based access and databases are combined to specify
separation of duty (on ad hoc networks) as required for database integrity. The framework to adapt
policy based access control model in the MANET environment is discussed. Furthermore, XML
implementation of such access control within a typical rural healthcare environment is investigated.

Index Terms
Healthcare Ad hoc Networks, Policy Based Access, Role Based Access, XML in Healthcare