Privacy Protection of Electronic Healthcare Records in e-Healthcare Systems

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Abstract

The use of information and communications technology (ICT) in health care has led to significant improvements in care quality and costs reduction. This chapter discusses and proposes solutions for privacy protection of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs) in e-Healthcare Systems in the era of nano-based technologies. It reviews the mechanisms and tools for achieving EHR privacy showing their strengths and weaknesses. Privacy of patients and other users of e-Healthcare Systems are recognized as a fundamental requirement, but also one of the formidable challenges affecting the trust and acceptability of these systems. There are many proposals that have been put forward in the literature, most of which approach patient privacy as either an access control or an authentication problem. The chapter argues that the future of the cloud requires fundamental changes in the way large-scale distributed systems are designed to account for data confidentiality and privacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Computing in Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Cloud with Ethical and Legal Implications
Publisherwiley
Pages541-566
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781118993620
ISBN (Print)9781118993590
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • E-healthcare systems
  • Electronic healthcare records
  • Nano-based technologies
  • Privacy protection
  • Privacy taxonomy

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