Ubiquitous Healthcare Profile Management Applying Smart Card Technology

  • Maria-Anna Fengou
  • Georgios Mantas
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos
  • Nikos Komninos
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 83)


Nowadays, the patient-centric healthcare approach is focused on ubiquitous healthcare services. Furthermore, the adoption of cloud computing technology leads to more efficient ubiquitous healthcare systems. Moreover, the personalization of the delivery of ubiquitous healthcare services is enabled with the introduction of user profiles. In this paper, we propose five generic healthcare profile structures corresponding to the main categories of the participating entities included in a typical ubiquitous healthcare system in a cloud computing environment. In addition, we propose a profile management system incorporating smart card technology to increase its efficiency and the quality of the provided services of the ubiquitous healthcare system.


cloud computing user profiles profile management smart card 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria-Anna Fengou
    • 1
  • Georgios Mantas
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos
    • 1
  • Nikos Komninos
    • 1
  1. 1.Wire Communications Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Patras, University CampusRio PatrasGreece

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