Toward Smart and Secure IoT Based Healthcare System

  • Smita Sanjay AmbarkarEmail author
  • Narendra Shekokar
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 266)


The protection of a patient’s data is the prime concern in the healthcare sector. With the escalation in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology for the smart healthcare system, incidences of the revelation of privacy data also upswings hence it becomes necessary to devise a secure smart healthcare system. The requirement of the secure healthcare system is based on a critical survey and this year’s Thales India Data Threat report. The report discloses the percentage of data breaches in past years and emphasizes the need for a tightening of patient data privacy regulation. As a result, the secure smart healthcare system has been recognized as a high priority goal to improve the sustainability of society. However, to concoct a legitimate secure smart healthcare system, threat triggered by integrating multiple devices and protocols need to be curtailed. In addition, a big challenge is to achieve accuracy despite the generation of a colossal amount of data per unit time. Encryption is the top choice for satisfying data privacy laws. Still, only encryption cannot impede data breach activities. It doesn’t always make sense to lush low constraint IoT devices on an algorithm encrypting every data, because it will impose a substantial burden on the system. It is imperative to develop techniques that will detect and prevent threats that vex the security of a healthcare system. Here authors attempt to analyze the smart healthcare architecture, its threats, vulnerabilities and the security measures to provide a secure smart healthcare system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer DepartmentDJSCE, University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Computer DepartmentLTCoE, University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia

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