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ACM Computing Surveys


Department of Computer Science


Information technology can improve the quality, efficiency, and cost of healthcare. In this survey, we examine the privacy requirements of \emphmobile\/ computing technologies that have the potential to transform healthcare. Such \emphmHealth\/ technology enables physicians to remotely monitor patients' health, and enables individuals to manage their own health more easily. Despite these advantages, privacy is essential for any personal monitoring technology. Through an extensive survey of the literature, we develop a conceptual privacy framework for mHealth, itemize the privacy properties needed in mHealth systems, and discuss the technologies that could support privacy-sensitive mHealth systems. We end with a list of open research questions.



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Sasikanth Avancha, Amit Baxi, and David Kotz. Privacy in mobile technology for personal healthcare. In ACM Computing Surveys, November 2012. 10.1145/2379776.2379779