New Medical Technology Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at China University (An Efficient RFID Authentication Protocol to Enhance Patient Medication Safety Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Researchers detail new data in Health and Medicine. According to news reporting originating in Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Medication errors are very dangerous even fatal since it could cause serious even fatal harm to patients. In order to reduce medication errors, automated patient medication systems using the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology have been used in many hospitals."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from China University, "The data transmitted in those medication systems is very important and sensitive. In the past decade, many security protocols have been proposed to ensure its secure transition attracted wide attention. Due to providing mutual authentication between the medication server and the tag, the RFID authentication protocol is considered as the most important security protocols in those systems. In this paper, we propose a RFID authentication protocol to enhance patient medication safety using elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The analysis shows the proposed protocol could overcome security weaknesses in previous protocols and has better performance."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Therefore, the proposed protocol is very suitable for automated patient medication systems."
For more information on this research see: An Efficient RFID Authentication Protocol to Enhance Patient Medication Safety Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Journal of Medical Systems, 2014;38(5):96-102. Journal of Medical Systems can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Medical Systems - www.springerlink.com/content/0148-5598/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z.Z. Zhang, North China Univ Water Conservancy & Elect Power, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China (see also Health and Medicine).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Zhengzhou, Health and Medicine, People's Republic of China
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