Towards trusted eHealth services in the Cloud

Antonis Michalas, Rafael Dowsley

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As adoption of eHealth solutions advances, new computing paradigms - such as cloud computing - bring the potential to improve efficiency in managing medical health records and help reduce costs. However, these opportunities introduce new security risks which can not be ignored. In this paper, we present a forward-looking design for a privacy-preserving eHealth cloud system. The proposed solution, is based on a Symmetric Searchable Encryption scheme that allows patients of an electronic healthcare system to securely store encrypted versions of their medical data and search directly on them without having to decrypt them first. As a result, the proposed protocol offers better protection than the current available solutions and paves the way for the next generation of eHealth systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, 2015 IEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2015
EditorsIoan Raicu, Omer Rana, Rajkumar Buyya
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556970
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Cloud Security and Data
Privacy by Design 2015
- Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015
Conference number: 1st (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Cloud Security and Data
Privacy by Design 2015
Abbreviated titleCloudSPD 2015
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  • Cloud Computing
  • eHealth
  • EHR Protection
  • Searchable Encryption
  • Security
  • Storage Protection

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