Achieve Privacy-Preserving Priority Classification on Patient Health Data in Remote eHealthcare System

Guoming Wang, Rongxing Lu, Yong Liang Guan
2019 IEEE Access  
The wireless body area network (WBAN) has attracted considerable attention and becomes a promising approach to provide a 24-h on-the-go healthcare service for users. However, it still faces many challenges on the privacy of users' sensitive personal information and the confidentiality of healthcare center's disease models. For this reason, many privacy-preserving schemes have been proposed in recent years. However, the efficiency and accuracy of those privacy-preserving schemes become a big
more » ... e to be solved. In this paper, we propose an efficient and privacy-preserving priority classification scheme, named PPC, for classifying patients' encrypted data at the WBAN-gateway in a remote eHealthcare system. Specifically, to reduce the system latency, we design a non-interactive privacy-preserving priority classification algorithm, which allows the WBAN-gateway to conduct the privacy-preserving priority classification for the received users' medical packets by itself and to relay these packets according to their priorities (criticalities). A detailed security analysis shows that the PPC scheme can achieve the priority classification and packets relay without disclosing the privacy of the users' personal information and the confidentiality of the healthcare center's disease models. In addition, the extensive experiments with an android app and two java server programs demonstrate its efficiency in terms of computational costs and communication overheads. INDEX TERMS Priority, remote eHealthcare, privacy, sensor, smart phone.
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2891775 fatcat:6gjo3zg7vfdo5m6ejcsup7oa6m