Cloud Based Medical Image Exchange-Security Challenges

S.G. Shini, Tony Thomas, K. Chithraranjan
2012 Procedia Engineering  
Cloud-based medical image sharing platforms are increasingly becoming more prevalent in medicine. Ultimately online medical image transfer systems allow physicians to build better and deeper referral networks, which in turn mean increased volumes and a more open platform for collaboration. Cloud computing has gathered specific attention from information technology vendors in providing massive storage applications and highly managed remote services. Cloud platform can form an exchange platform
more » ... at all healthcare organizations use and can serve as storage center of medical records. Reliability and security are the main concerns about cloud computing. Adopting cloud computing can result in both positive and negative effects on data security. This paper presents a study about the security issues involved in data storage and sharing through cloud. It highlights the different types of security problems and how their existence can affect the cloud users.
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2012.06.399 fatcat:mpo5upu7ivbkzesrez6nde43vu