№1, 2017

Yadigar N. Imamverdiyev

E-health promises various perspectives in the field of availability of high-quality medical services and information for the whole society. Moreover, it facilitates several threats in terms of violations of private life and information security. This study sheds some light on main development trends in e-health sector, evaluates main threats to information security from the point of view of potential risks and analyzes viable mechanisms of information security assurance. Scientific-empirical problems of information security ensuring are identified in e-health systems, as well as in wireless body sensor networks (pp.20-29).

Keywords:e-health, m-health, personal medical information, information security, privacy, WSBN.
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