Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Cloud Security: The Current Issues

Emmanuel Kusi Achampong

Abstract


With the advent of the cloud computing and its associated challenges, building a secured electronic health record (EHR) in a cloud computing environment has attracted a lot of attention in both healthcare industry and academic community. Cloud computing concept is becoming a popular information technology (IT) infrastructure for facilitating EHR sharing and integration. In this study we discuss security concepts related to EHR sharing and integration in healthcare clouds and analyse the arising security and privacy issues in access and management of EHRs. This paper focus on the current challenges that comes with the use of the cloud computing for EHR purposes.

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