Security solutions for pervasive healthcare

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Sandeep K.S. Gupta

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25 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSecurity in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780849379253
ISBN (Print)9780849379215
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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