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Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure by Nan Zhang, Krishna Kant, Sajal K Das

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Chapter 27

Security and Privacy for Mobile Health-Care (m-Health) Systems

Jinyuan Sun, Xiaoyan Zhu, Chi Zhang and Yuguang Fang

27.1 Introduction

Fast and secure access to patients' records helps to save lives with timely treatment in emergency situations. Therefore, anywhere-anytime-accessible online health-care or medical systems play a vital role in daily life. Advances in (wireless) communications and computing technologies have lent great forces to migrating health-care systems from the paper based to the EHR (electronic health record) based, giving rise to increased efficiency in human operations, reduced storage costs and medical errors, improved data availability and sharing, etc. Unfortunately, such convenience also comes with concerns, ...

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