Pervasive healthcare systems use pervasive computing technologies, e.g., wearable medical sensors with wireless interconnects, to increase the modalities and spatiotemporal dimensions in which healthcare services can be provided for improving patient outcomes. Security is very important in pervasive healthcare systems to protect sensitive health information that it collects and manages; therefore, they have to maintain data confidentiality, integrity of data, and provide strong authentication features, thereby controlling unauthorized access of personal health information. This chapter presents an overview of security solutions for pervasive healthcare systems, focusing primarily on three aspects: 1) securing data collected by medical sensors, 2) controlling access to health information managed by the pervasive healthcare system, and 3) legislative framework available for securing healthcare systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)