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mHealth Security

Mohammad Bajwa

Abstract


With the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR), the patients’ health information will reside on the network of computers that can be accessed through a variety of techniques and technologies. One of the widely used present-day communication technology is the mobile/cell phone that has great potential in the healthcare delivery and management as the healthcare providers can remotely access electronically stored health information of patients from anywhere anytime. One of the greatest advantages of the mobile health technology is convenience of time-independent communication from geographically distant places with the healthcare centers and patients that enhances healthcare quality at reduced cost. However, its equally great disadvantage lies in sending and receiving the health information wirelessly through atmosphere which can be easily intercepted, eavesdropped, interjected, modified or even destroyed.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.304.5210

How to cite this:Bajwa M. mHealth Security. Pak J Med Sci 2014;30(4):904-907.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.304.5210

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