ISO 17090-1:2008

Health informatics -- Public key infrastructure -- Part 1: Overview of digital certificate services

ISO 17090-1:2008 defines the basic concepts underlying use of digital certificates in healthcare and provides a scheme of interoperability requirements to establish a digital certificate-enabled secure communication of health information. It also identifies the major stakeholders who are communicating health-related information, as well as the main security services required for health communication where digital certificates may be required.

ISO 17090-1:2008 gives a brief introduction to public key cryptography and the basic components needed to deploy digital certificates in healthcare. It further introduces different types of digital certificate — identity certificates and associated attribute certificates for relying parties, self-signed certification authority (CA) certificates, and CA hierarchies and bridging structures.

General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2008-02
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 215
    Health informatics
  • 35.240.80
    IT applications in health care technology

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