A4 Article in conference proceedings
E-health systems in digital environments (2019)

Hummelholm, A. (2019). E-health systems in digital environments. In T. Cruz, & P. Simoes (Eds.), ECCWS 2019 : Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (pp. 641-649). Academic Conferences International. Proceedings of the European conference on information warfare and security.

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Hummelholm, Aarne

Parent publication: ECCWS 2019 : Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Parent publication editors: Cruz, Tiago; Simoes, Paulo


  • European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Place and date of conference: Coimbra, Portugal, 4.-5.6.2019

ISBN: 978-1-912764-28-0

Journal or series: Proceedings of the European conference on information warfare and security

ISSN: 2048-8602

eISSN: 2048-8610

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 641-649

Number of pages in the book: 884

Publisher: Academic Conferences International

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67096


As we live in the digital world, people can be provided with more effective treatment methods that allow them to live longer in their home and to live there better. People can be provided with better home care and preventive health care. People can easily carry portable sensors and intelligent devices in their bodies and wrists that relay their vital information to hospital systems in real time, from which healthcare staff can track human vitality even in real time. Although the digital world offers good opportunities to improve healthcare systems and make disease analyses more effective, we must look deeper about that issue. Devices and systems may not work well together. Almost every manufacturer has their own technical solutions and they only work in certain environments. There is a great need for unified concepts and for IT platform solutions in healthcare systems. The technology currently in use is very varied. Standards are developing now days, but they are not yet ready. In addition, the lack of technical and functional requirements for telemedical communications systems and equipment, as well as the requirements for providing secure data transmission in remote medical care. In the news we can see and hear often that there are a lot of medical devices that have damaged the patient's health around the world. And then there are a lot of vulnerabilities and that means security risks, cyber risks and the risks of reliability of data. These risks are associated with IoT devices and sensors, and in the field of data transfer. This document describes telemedicine solutions for the future of society. Includes a brief introduction of hospital equipment in a hospital environment and a patient's home. The main overall is the communication arrangements, consisting of the bio-signal formation of the patient's sensor and the flow of bio-signals to the hospital information systems for analysis and monitoring. This study examines cyber threats and attacks against e-health systems and what that means for patients` health. This study also examines the authenticity, traceability, authentication and protection of privacy.

Keywords: cyber security; cyber attacks; health sector; remote services; e-healthcare; vulnerability; digitalisation

Free keywords: cyber threat, cyber-attacks, healthcare systems, telemedicine, vulnerabilities

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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