Security and Privacy Challenges for Healthcare Minitrack

The growing efforts of digitizing healthcare provide many new opportunities, but they also bring a lot of challenges for researchers and medical professionals in terms of protecting the privacy and security of patients’ data and electronic health records. More and more healthcare providers and organizations have suffered security breaches, which puts at risk their patients and undermines the credibility and reliability of the health facilities.

The Security and Privacy Challenges in Healthcare minitrack encourages research on today’s problems and opportunities for security and privacy in healthcare. Further, it addresses new approaches and strategies to improve the capabilities of protection healthcare data. Research may focus on specific areas related to themes and issues, tools and techniques, mHealth security and privacy, securing electronic health records, mitigating risks, incident response, technical and legal issues related to the security and privacy of patients’ healthcare data, including data obtained through the Internet of Things (IoT).

Topics covered by the minitrack include, but are not limited to:

  • Security issues with electronic health records (EHR)
  • Privacy concerns for patients’ data
  • Privacy risks and the Internet of Things (IoT) for healthcare
  • mHealth security and privacy
  • Mitigating risks in healthcare IT
  • Incident response
  • EHR vendor selection and management with a focus on security and privacy
  • Legal issues and regulations
  • Training programs
  • Lessons learned from recent healthcare security breaches
  • Tools, techniques, and algorithms for protecting patients’ data
  • Healthcare infrastructure protection
  • Theoretical foundations of security and privacy for healthcare

Minitrack Chair:

Miloslava Plachkinova (Primary Contact)
University of Tampa

George Grispos
Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre

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