Preparing for secure wireless medical environment in 2050: A vision
School of Science
The world is on the verge of a technological evolution that will revolutionize Internet access across the globe using direct device-to-satellite links. Such direct global connectivity brings with it an opportunity for the medical community to have a new framework for the secure transmission of confidential personal medical information and clinical systems data. Such a framework has the potential to connect developed-country expertise with less-advanced health services in developing countries, remote communities, patients' homes, or in disaster zones. This paper explores this emerging concept along with potential communication advancements in medical equipment and presents a conceptual view of implementing ever-demanding health-care services that can benefit the global population. Further, the paper elaborates upon cyber security challenges to digital health-care services. We provide evidence on the need to improve or develop encryption and hashing algorithms and how it can help to meet the cyber security challenges faced by key stakeholders for e-Health. This will ensure fast, reliable, and effective health-care services for both developing economies and remote locations in developed countries.