Title

Security attacks and solutions in electronic health (E-Health) systems.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer New York LLC

School

School of Science

RAS ID

22255

Comments

Originally published as: Zeadally, S., Isasc, J.T., & Baig Z. (2016). Security attacks and solutions in electronic health (E-Health) systems. Journal of Medical Systems, 40(12), December 2016, Article number 263. Available here.

Abstract

For centuries, healthcare has been a basic service provided by many governments to their citizens. Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the quality of healthcare services provided by healthcare organizations and professionals. Recent advances have led to the emergence of Electronic Health (E-health), largely made possible by the massive deployment and adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, cybercriminals and attackers are exploiting vulnerabilities associated primarily with ICTs, causing data breaches of patients’ confidential digital health information records. Here, we review recent security attacks reported for E-healthcare and discuss the solutions proposed to mitigate them. We also identify security challenges that must be addressed by E-health system designers and implementers in the future, to respond to threats that could arise as E-health systems become integrated with technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

DOI

10.1007/s10916-016-0597-z

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