A Secure and Efficient Password-Based User Authentication Scheme Using Smart Cards for the Integrated EPR Information System.

Journal of medical systems

PubMedID: 23553734

Lee TF, Chang IP, Lin TH, Wang CC. A Secure and Efficient Password-Based User Authentication Scheme Using Smart Cards for the Integrated EPR Information System. J Med Syst. 2013;37(3):9941.
The integrated EPR information system supports convenient and rapid e-medicine services. A secure and efficient authentication scheme for the integrated EPR information system provides safeguarding patients' electronic patient records (EPRs) and helps health care workers and medical personnel to rapidly making correct clinical decisions. Recently, Wu et al. proposed an efficient password-based user authentication scheme using smart cards for the integrated EPR information system, and claimed that the proposed scheme could resist various malicious attacks. However, their scheme is still vulnerable to lost smart card and stolen verifier attacks. This investigation discusses these weaknesses and proposes a secure and efficient authentication scheme for the integrated EPR information system as alternative. Compared with related approaches, the proposed scheme not only retains a lower computational cost and does not require verifier tables for storing users' secrets, but also solves the security problems in previous schemes and withstands possible attacks.