Conceptual privacy framework for health information on wearable device

Seyedmostafa Safavi, Zarina Shukur

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Abstract

Wearable health tech provides doctors with the ability to remotely supervise their patients' wellness. It also makes it much easier to authorize someone else to take appropriate actions to ensure the person's wellness than ever before. Information Technology may soon change the way medicine is practiced, improving the performance, while reducing the price of healthcare. We analyzed the secrecy demands of wearable devices, including Smartphone, smart watch and their computing techniques, that can soon change the way healthcare is provided. However, before this is adopted in practice, all devices must be equipped with sufficient privacy capabilities related to healthcare service. In this paper, we formulated a new improved conceptual framework for wearable healthcare systems. This framework consists of ten principles and nine checklists, capable of providing complete privacy protection package to wearable device owners. We constructed this framework based on the analysis of existing mobile technology, the results of which are combined with the existing security standards. The approach also incorporates the market share percentage level of every app and its respective OS. This framework is evaluated based on the stringent CIA and HIPAA principles for information security. This evaluation is followed by testing the capability to revoke rights of subjects to access objects and ability to determine the set of available permissions for a particular subject for all models Finally, as the last step, we examine the complexity of the required initial setup.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere114306
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014

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Application programs
health services
Medicine
Information technology
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Delivery of Health Care
Equipment and Supplies
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Testing
computer techniques
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
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information technology
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Conceptual privacy framework for health information on wearable device. / Safavi, Seyedmostafa; Shukur, Zarina.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 9, No. 12, e114306, 05.12.2014.

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