Secure sharing of electronic health records in clouds

Ruoyu Wu, Gail-Joon Ahn, Hongxin Hu

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Abstract

In modern healthcare environments, healthcare providers are more willing to shift their electronic medical record systems to clouds. Instead of building and maintaining dedicated data centers, this paradigm enables to achieve lower operational cost and better interoperability with other healthcare providers. However, the adoption of cloud computing in healthcare systems may also raise many security challenges associated with authentication, identity management, access control, trust management, and so on. In this paper, we focus on access control issues in electronic medical record systems in clouds. We propose a systematic access control mechanism to support selective sharing of composite electronic health records (EHRs) aggregated from various healthcare providers in clouds. Our approach ensures that privacy concerns are accommodated for processing access requests to patients' healthcare information.We also demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of our approach by implementing a proof-of-concept prototype along with evaluation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking, Applications and Worksharing
Pages711-718
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 17 2012

Publication series

NameCollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/14/1210/17/12

Keywords

  • Access Control
  • Cloud Computing
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Wu, R., Ahn, G-J., & Hu, H. (2012). Secure sharing of electronic health records in clouds. In CollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (pp. 711-718). [6450972] (CollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing). https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250497