Applications of Secure location sensing in healthcare

Paul D. Martin, Michael Rushanan, Thomas Tantillo, Christoph U. Lehmann, Aviel D. Rubin

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Abstract

Secure location sensing has the potential to improve healthcare processes regarding security, efficiency, and safety. For example, enforcing close physical proximity to a patient when using a barcode medication administration system (BCMA) can mitigate the consequences of unsafe barcode scanning workarounds. We present Beacon+, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that extends the design of Apple's popular iBeacon specification with unspoofable, temporal, and authenticated advertisements. Our prototype Beacon+ design enables secure location sensing applications such as realtime tracking of hospital assets (e.g., infusion pumps). We implement this exact real-time tracking system and use it as a foundation for a novel application that applies locationbased restrictions on access control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM-BCB 2016 - 7th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages58-67
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342254
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, ACM-BCB 2016 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2016Oct 5 2016

Other

Other7th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, ACM-BCB 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period10/2/1610/5/16

Keywords

  • And beacon
  • BLE
  • Location sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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