Trust, Privacy, Issues in Cloud-Based Healthcare Services

Trust, Privacy, Issues in Cloud-Based Healthcare Services

Shweta Kaushik (JIIT Noida, India) and Charu Gandhi (JIIT Noida, India)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1002-4.ch009
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Abstract

In recent era individuals and organizations are migrating towards the cloud computing services to store and retrieve the data or services. However, they have less confidence on cloud as all the task are handled by the service provider without any involvement of the data owner. Cloud system provides features to the owner, to store their data on some remote locations and allow only authorized users to access the data according to the role, access capability or attribute they possess. Storing the personal health records on cloud server (third party) is a promising model for healthcare services to exchange information with the help of cloud provider. In this chapter, we highlight the various security issues and concerns such as trust, privacy and access control in cloud based healthcare system that needs to be known while storing the patient's information over a cloud system.
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Cloud Based Healthcare Services Challenges/ Issues

Although the cloud based healthcare service provide several benefits to various users such as healthcare industry, researchers, medical clinics and doctors, but also come with various challenges of cloud computing and e-healthcare services. These challenges require more attention as the system is storing, transferring and processing the very confidential and sensitive data of different patients. It increases the challenges for data storage and its maintenance because if the system is not secure than no user will store or retrieve the data. Various challenges specific to a cloud based health care system are broadly divided into two categories as (i) Technical (Momtahan, 2007) and (ii) Non- technical (Momtahan, 2007) challenges as shown in Figure 1, which are further summarized below as:

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