Title: Secure and synchronised mobile JXTA cloud ecosystem for sharing patient's healthcare information and medical reports

Authors: R. Raj Kumar; N.Ch.S.N. Iyengar

Addresses: School of Computing Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India ' School of Computing Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India

Abstract: Cloud computing focuses on utility of virtualised network with infrastructure and application services through data centres. Currently, maintenance of patient's medical records and reports are through centralised system without sharing facility with other health centres. There is no freedom to the patients to obtain their medical information like treatment reports, discharge summary, etc., via mobile devices. A model proposed in our work where the medical information and reports will be stored in an ecosystem with synchronisation, so that they can be shared through different healthcare clouds and can be accessible to the patients' mobile devices. Randomised alphanumeric cipher (RAC) algorithm used to enhance security for keeping medical reports of patients in cloud with availability and interoperability.

Keywords: cloud ecosystems; data centres; healthcare technology; randomised alphanumeric cipher; RAC; information security; JXTA; information sharing; patient medical records; healthcare information; medical reports; cloud computing; healthcare clouds; mobile devices; availability; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIH.2014.065809

International Journal of Computers in Healthcare, 2014 Vol.2 No.1, pp.15 - 27

Received: 04 Apr 2013
Accepted: 09 Dec 2013

Published online: 14 Nov 2014 *

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