Efficient Fine-Grained Data Sharing Mechanism for Electronic Medical Record Systems with Mobile Devices
Abstract of Efficient Fine-Grained Data Sharing Mechanism
Typically, a patient may have many different healthcare providers including primary care physicians, specialists, therapists, and miscellaneous medical practitioners.
Besides, a patient may have different types of insurances, such as medical insurance, dental insurance
and vision insurance, from different healthcare insurance companies.
As a result, a patient’s EHRs can be found scattered throughout the entire healthcare sector. From the clinical perspective, in order to deliver quality patient care, it is critical to access the integrated patient care information that is often collected at the point of care to ensure the freshness of time-sensitive data.
This further requires an efficient, secure and low-cost mechanism for sharing EHRs among multiple healthcare providers. Particularly, in some emergency healthcare situations, immediate exchange of patient’s EHRs is crucial to save lives.
However, in current healthcare settings, healthcare providers mostly establish and maintain their own electronic medical record (EMR) systems for storing and managing EHRs.