Smart Societies, Infrastructure, Technologies and Applications. First International Conference, SCITA 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 27–29, 2017, Proceedings

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A Lightweight and Secure Framework for Hybrid Cloud Based EHR Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_20,
        author={Basit Qureshi and Anis Koubaa and Mohammad Al Mhaini},
        title={A Lightweight and Secure Framework for Hybrid Cloud Based EHR Systems},
        proceedings={Smart Societies, Infrastructure, Technologies and Applications. First International Conference, SCITA 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 27--29, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SCITA},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Hybrid cloud computing EHR systems Encryption},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_20}
    }
    
  • Basit Qureshi
    Anis Koubaa
    Mohammad Al Mhaini
    Year: 2018
    A Lightweight and Secure Framework for Hybrid Cloud Based EHR Systems
    SCITA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_20
Basit Qureshi1,*, Anis Koubaa,*, Mohammad Al Mhaini1,*
  • 1: Prince Sultan University
*Contact email: qureshi@psu.edu.sa, akoubaa@psu.edu.sa, malmhaini@gmail.com

Abstract

Recently Cloud based Electronic Health Records Systems have been developed and are being used in the healthcare industry. Albeit the various benefits of the technology, security, trust and privacy are a major concern. In this paper, we present a secure and affordable framework for EHR storage, leveraging the properties of hybrid cloud in securing data in addition to building low power back-end cluster constructed using low cost single board computers (SBC). We detail requirements for a secure cloud based EHR framework and present the system architecture based on the publisher/subscriber model. The framework is developed and tested on a Hadoop based cloud cluster using SBCs as nodes. Efficiency of the framework is measured in terms of response time for various sizes of Data Blocks containing EHRs.