Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

EJHI

School

Science

RAS ID

21931

Comments

This article was originally published as: Johnstone, M. N. (2014). Cloud Security meets Telemedicine. electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 8(2), 14. Original article available here

Abstract

Medical systems are potentially one domain where security is seen as an impediment to patient care and not as an essential part of a system. This is an issue for safety-critical systems where reliability and trust are essential for successful operation. Cloud computing services offer a seamless means to allow medical data to be transferred from patient to medical specialist, whilst maintaining security requirements. This paper uses a case study to investigate the use of cloud computing in a mobile application to assist with diagnostics for patients with Parkinson Disease. It was found that the developers of the app ignored security requirements and standards, preferring to focus on functionality.

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