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ICT in Telemedicine: Conquering Privacy and Security Issues In Health Care Services

Olanweraju, Rashidah Funke and Ali, Nor'ashikin Bte and AbdManaf, Azizah and Khalifa, Othman Omran (2013) ICT in Telemedicine: Conquering Privacy and Security Issues In Health Care Services. electronic Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 4 (1). pp. 19-24. ISSN 1985-7721

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Abstract

An Advancement in telecommunication combined with improved information infrastructures has opened up new dimensions in e-health environment. Such technologies make readily available to access, store, manipulate and replicate medical information and images. These technologies help reduce the time and effort in diagnosis and treatment at lower cost. However, protection and authentication of such medical information and images are now becoming increasingly important in telemedicine environment, where images are readily distributed over electronic networks. Intruders/hackers may gain access to confidential information, and possible alter or even delete such vital records. The ultimate success of telemedicine demands an effective technology as well as privacy and security of records should be main concern. This paper explores recent identified privacy and security issues that affect telemedicine by featuring threats on security and authentication of medical records. Various technological methods of protecting telemedicine information were explored. It was found that Digital watermarking has more advantages over other schemes. Hence, Digital watermarking was proposed to curb privacy and security issues in telemedicine.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6796/30643
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentication; ICT; Privacy and Security, Telemedicine; Telehealth
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 15:12
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 15:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30643

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