Aarathi Prasad, Ronald Peterson, Shrirang Mare, Jacob Sorber, Kolin Paul, and David Kotz. Provenance framework for mHealth. In Workshop on Networked Healthcare Technology (NetHealth), pages 1-6, January 2013. IEEE Computer Society Press. DOI 10.1109/COMSNETS.2013.6465599.

Abstract: Mobile health technologies allow patients to collect their health information outside the hospital and share this information with others. But how can data consumers know whether to trust the sensor-collected and human-entered data they receive? Data consumers might be able to verify the accuracy and authenticity of the data if they have information about its origin and about changes made to it, i.e., the provenance of the data. We propose a provenance framework for mHealth devices, to collect and share provenance metadata and help the data consumer verify whether certain provenance properties are satisfied by the data they receive. This paper describes the programming model for this framework, which describes the rules to be implemented for providing provenance-collecting capabilities to an mHealth application.

Keywords: mhealth, security, mobile computing


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