A Proposed Solution for Managing Doctor’s Smart Cards in Hospitals Using a Sin­gle Sign-On Central Architecture

Proceedings of the Hawaii International Con­ference on System Sciences (HICSS 41), January 7-10, 2008, Big Island, Ha­waii

Posted: 29 Sep 2012

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Christian Mauro

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Andreas Schweiger

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Date Written: January 7, 2008

Abstract

This paper describes a single sign-on solution for the central management of health care provider’s smart cards in hospitals. The proposed approach which is expected to be an improvement over current methods is made possible through the introduction of a national healthcare telematics infrastructure in Germany where every physician and every patient will automatically be given an electronic health smart card (for patients) and a corresponding health professional card (for health care providers). This introduction will cause changes in many existing health care administrative processes. The example process of writing a discharge letter is used in the paper to compare two existing approaches for integrating the new smart cards to the proposed single sign-on approach. Based on the findings we support a centralized single sign-on card management approach which allows us to exploit possible process improvements now and in the future. In closing we outline further application potentials of the described approach for management of smart cards in health care and, in particular, in hospitals.

Suggested Citation

Mauro, Christian and Sunyaev, Ali and Leimeister, Jan Marco and Schweiger, Andreas and Krcmar, Helmut, A Proposed Solution for Managing Doctor’s Smart Cards in Hospitals Using a Sin­gle Sign-On Central Architecture (January 7, 2008). Proceedings of the Hawaii International Con­ference on System Sciences (HICSS 41), January 7-10, 2008, Big Island, Ha­waii. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153070

Christian Mauro

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

Ali Sunyaev (Contact Author)

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

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Jan Marco Leimeister

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

Andreas Schweiger

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

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