Journal "Software Engineering"
a journal on theoretical and applied science and technology
Vol. 7, no 3 2016 year
The widespread use of information technologies in healthcare may improve the quality of care, facilitate the work of medical staff, reduce costs. At the same time it is necessary to pay attention to the problems of cybersecurity which can be of either technical or behavioral character.
Security problems may affect confidentiality and integrity of data, availability of medical services. The issue of privacy is of special importance in the area of healthcare. Standard cybersecurity means may be inapplicable in healthcare due to specifities of this area and stress working conditions of medical personnel. Further complexities are caused by use of legacy medical equipment which may be vulnerable to potential security attacks. This paper is an attempt to systematize the problems of cybersecurity in healthcare and propose possible solutions.
The issues discussed are cybersecurity of Electronic Health Records (EHR), the problem of BYOD (bring your own device) in healthcare, mobile healthcare applications (mHealth) cybersecurity, medical devices cybersecurity, cloud and big data cybersecurity in healthcare.