Recent advances in computing and communication technologies, such as body sensors and wireless communications, have revealed the opportunities to provide remote health monitoring (RHM) to patients at high risk of falls and with chronic diseases. The body sensors deployed in, on, or around the human body are able to measure the fundamental health parameters in a situation where large-sized and standard medical examination equipments are not available; the pervasive use of mobile phones and the ubiquity of WiFi connection enable medical informatics to overcome the time and location barriers. RHM systems offer long-term real-time individualized medical measures and continuous health data collection. They provide a unique opportunity to shift healthcare tasks from a traditional clinical environment to a pervasive user-centered setting. They allow users to reduce healthcare expenses through more efficient use of clinical resources and earlier detection of medical conditions, which in turn drastically trims the government health budget. By fully utilizing advanced biomedical sensing technologies and wireless communications, RHM systems indeed hold the promise to provide an effective solution to the rising healthcare crisis. We investigate various security and privacy problems from health perspective, e.g., patient self-control access policy, symptom-based secret handshake, routing problems of wireless body area networks, secure and trustworthy health information exchange with the assistance of cloud services, vehicular communication, and social networks, as well as secure information processing in RHM, etc.
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