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Security and Privacy in E-Healthcare

E-Healthcare

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.

Magic Portal: Bibliography on Security and Privacy in E-Healthcare

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. K. Zhang, K. Yang, X. Liang, Z. Su, X. Shen and H. Luo, "Security and Privacy for Mobile Healthcare Networks: From Quality-of-Protection Perspective", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 104-112, 2015.
  2. K. Zhang, X. Liang, M. Barua, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "PHDA: A Priority Based Health Data Aggregation with Privacy Preservation for Cloud Assisted WBANs", Information Sciences (Elsevier), vol.284, pp.130-141, Nov. 2014.
  3. Q. Shen, X. Liang, X. Shen, X. Lin, and H. Luo, "Exploiting Geo-Distributed Clouds for an E-health Monitoring System with Minimum Service Delay and Privacy Preservation", IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 430-439, 2014.
  4. M. Barua, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "RCare: Extending Secure Health Care to Rural Area Using VANETs", ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), June 2013.
  5. R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "SPOC: A Secure and Privacy-preserving Opportunistic Computing Framework for Mobile-Healthcare Emergency", IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol.24, no.3, pp.614-624, March 2013.
  6. X. Liang, X. Li, M. Barua, L. Chen, R. Lu, X. Shen, and H. Luo, "Enable Pervasive Healthcare through Continuous Remote Health Monitoring", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 10-18, 2012.
  7. X. Liang, M. Barua, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "HealthShare: Achieving Secure and Privacy-preserving Health Information Sharing through Health Social Networks", Computer Communications (Elsevier)- special issue on Smart and Interactive Ubiquitous Multimedia Services, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 1910-1920, 2012.
  8. R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "A Secure Handshake Scheme with Symptoms-Matching for mHealthcare Social Network", ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 683-694, 2011.
  9. X. Liang,. M. Barua, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "Privacy-preserving Wireless Data Transmission for e-Healthcare Applications", IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 39-41, 2011.
  10. M. Barua, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "ESPAC: Enabling Security and Patient-centric Access Control for eHealth in Cloud Computing", Int. J. of Security and Networks (IJSN), Vol. 6, No. 2/3, pp. 67-76, 2011.
  11. X. Liang, R. Lu, L. Chen, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "PEC: A Privacy-preserving Emergency Call Scheme for Mobile Healthcare Social Networks", IEEE/KICS J. Commu. and Networks (JCN), Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 102-112, 2011.
  12. X. Lin, R. Lu, X. Shen, Y. Nemoto, and N. Kato, "SAGE: A Strong Privacy-Preserving Scheme Against Global Eavesdropping for eHealth Systems", IEEE J. Selected Areas of Communications, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 365 - 378, 2009.

Conference Papers

  1. G. Wang, R. Lu, and C. Huang, "PGuide: An Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Smartphone-Based Pre-Clinical Guidance Scheme", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'15, (to appear) San Diego, CA, USA, December 6 - 10, 2015.
  2. C. Song, X. Lin and X. Shen, "Secure and Effective Image Storage for Cloud Based E-healthcare Systems", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
  3. M. Barua, R. Lu and X. Shen, "SPS: Secure Personal Health Information Sharing with Patient-centric Access Control in Cloud Computing", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
  4. C. Song, X. Lin, X. Shen, and H. Luo, "Kernel Regression Based Encrypted Images Compression for E-healthcare Systems", Proc. of WCSP'13, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 24 - 26, 2013.
  5. X. Liang, X. Li, Q. Shen, R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Shen, and W. Zhuang, "Exploiting Prediction to Enable Secure and Reliable Routing in Wireless Body Area Networks", Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM'12 (acceptance rate: 17.97%), Orlando, Florida, USA, March 25-30, 2012.
  6. X. Liang, X. Li, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Enabling Pervasive Healthcare with Privacy Preservation in Smart Community", Proc. of IEEE ICC'12, Ottawa, Canada, June 10 - 15, 2012.
  7. M. Barua, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "Health-Post: A Delay-Tolerant Secure Long-Term Health Care Scheme in Rural Area", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'11, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  8. M. Barua, M. Mahmoud, and X. Shen, "ASTP: Agent-based Secure and Trustworthy Packet-Forwarding Protocol for eHealth", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'11, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  9. L. Chen, Z. Cao, R. Lu, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "EPF: An Event-aided Packet Forwarding Protocol for Privacy-preserving Mobile Healthcare Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'11, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  10. M. Barua, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "PEACE: An Efficient and Secure Patient-centric Access Control Scheme for eHealth Care System", Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM'11-SCNC, Shanghai, China, April 10-15, 2011.
  11. M. Barua, Md. S. Alam, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "Secure and Quality of Service Assurance Scheduling Scheme for WBAN with Application to eHealth", Proc. of IEEE WCNC'11, Cancun, Quintana-Roo, Mexico, March 28-31, 2011.
  12. R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "Secure Handshake with Symptoms-matching: The Essential to the Success of mHealthcare Social Network", Proc. of BodyNets'10, Corfu Island, Greece, Sept. 10-12, 2010.
  13. X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Patient Self-controllable Access Policy on PHI in eHealthcare Systems", Proc. of AHIC'10, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, April 28-30, 2010.

Books/Chapters

  1. K. Zhang, and X. Shen, "Security and Privacy for Mobile Healthcare Networks", SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2015. (ISBN-10: 3319247158, ISBN-13: 978-3319247151).
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