Security and privacy in mobile telemedicine

Jungwoo Ryoo, Young B. Choi, Tae Hwan Oh

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Due to its heavy reliance on wireless technologies, mobile telemedicine suffers from the same set of security and privacy problems as its underlying technical standards (such as WLAN, MANET, WPAN, 3G, RFID, and WSN) face. This chapter looks into how each of these wireless technologies is being used in mobile telemedicine (see Table 10.1 for a summary), and discusses the security and privacy measures they provide (see Table 10.2). In addition, the current regulatory environment is considered to offer an in-depth view of how the security and privacy safeguards (made available by the state-of-the-art technologies) are being enforced in real-life situations. The chapter is concluded by a discussion of outstanding security and privacy issues in mobile telemedicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Telemedicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Computing and Networking Perspective
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420060478
ISBN (Print)9781420060461
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Computer Science


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