The number of cyber-attacks around the world exploded in 2020: exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the shift in focus towards smart working and hospital staff transferred to the frontline.
This paper (January 2013) highlights drivers for the increasing adoption of eHealth, both in terms of technology advances and legislative incentives, including the use of biometrics.
Abstract: Remote health monitoring solutions are increasingly combining biometric health measurements with biometric identification of patients. At the same time the advance of low cost and cloud-based platforms are making e-health devices more affordable and accessible. The US has recently implemented the Medicare 30-Day Readmission Rule, penalising hospitals that readmit patients within 30 days of discharge, further driving e-health initiatives.
PANACEA Research perspectives: PANACEA has conducted research on secure interconnectivity, authentication and interoperability aspects in healthcare organisations. An exemplary direction of research is the authentication of a user via a smartphone, tablet or laptop equipped with a standard camera, in order to access specific resources over a wireless broadband network (i.e. using biometric or other type of authentication mechanisms), preventing any malicious activity to a medical constrained domain.
Keywords: biomerics, digital health
Lookout Watch entry date: 21/01/2020