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BibliographySteimle, Frank; Wieland, Matthias; Mitschang, Bernhard; Wagner, Sebastian; Leymann, Frank: Design and Implementation Issues of a Secure Cloud-Based Health Data Management System.
In: Barzen, Johanna (ed.); Khalaf, Rania (ed.); Leymann, Frank (ed.); Mitschang, Bernhard (ed.): Proceedings of the 9th Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
Technical Paper; RC25564, pp. 68-82, english.
IBM Research Report, December 9, 2015.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaC.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
H.2.8 (Database Applications)
J.3 (Life and Medical Sciences)
KeywordseHealth; mHealth; cloud data; data analysis; security

eHealth gains more and more interest since a lot of end-user devices which support health data capturing are available. The captured data has to be managed and securely stored, in order to access it from different devices and to share it with other users such as physicians. The aim of the German-Greek research project ECHO is to support the treatment of patients, who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a chronic respiratory disease. Usually the patients need to be examined by their physicians on a regular basis due to their chronic condition. Since this is very time consuming and expensive, we develop an eHealth system which allows the physician to monitor patients conditions remotely, e.g., via smart phones. Therefore, a secure data processing and sharing eHealth platform is required. In this paper we introduce a health data model and a corresponding platform-architecture for the management and analysis of the data provided by the patients. Furthermore, we show how the security of the data is ensured and we explain how the platform can be hosted in a cloud-based environment using the OASIS standard TOSCA, which enables a self-contained and portable description and management of cloud-services.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Applications of Parallel and Distributed Systems
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateJuly 8, 2015
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