3rd International E-Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2020
Author(s) : Kozeta Sevrani, Romina Muka
E-health appears to be a highly interesting field expanding nowadays, as an indispensable utility for doctors to facilitate the process of tracing electronic healthcare records. The increased use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for healthcare applications has improved the life quality of patients and has increased the physician-patient efficiency. A main concern regarding WSN for e-health applications is related to security issues, dedicated to the sensitiveness and criticism of patient related data, tending to become even more serious as wireless networks are involved. The majority of these applications rely on the use of wireless sensor networks, interacting with a database, transferring the data collected from patients in distributed locations. The distributive nature of these systems represents a greater challenge in securing data, by making the individualization of security solutions a field of interest and further research. In this paper will be given a brief insight of security issues threatening WSNs for e-health applications and solutions proposed, in order to manage the existent security issues.