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This page is an online supplement to research papers on MyPHRMachines, a research prototype that demonstrates how virtualization and remote desktop technologies can be used to store personal health records in the cloud in an innovative but perhaps surprisingly simple way.

The MPersonal Healthcare Record Machines name relates to the following features:
  • My refers to ownership: you own the data on your body,
  • PHR refers to Personal Healthcare Record: your lifelong collection of personal medical data,
  • Machines refers to the fact that you can manage your PHR data through specialized machines, in the cloud.
Note that this site is minimalistic, since it is just an online supplement of research papers that provide further context and background information.


MyPHRMachines Research Papers:

  1. Van Gorp, P. and Comuzzi, M. (2013) Lifelong Personal Health Data and Application Software via Virtual Machines in the Cloud  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. ISSN: 2168-2194.
  2. Van Gorp, P. and Comuzzi, M. (2012) MyPHRMachines: Lifelong Personal Health Records in the Cloud, accepted for publication at the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2012); Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy, on 20-22 June 2012. (PDF of related technical report).
  3. Pieter Van Gorp, Marco Comuzzi, André Fialho and Uzay Kaymak. Addressing Health Information Privacy with a novel Cloud-Based PHR System Architecture, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012). Oct. 14-17. COEX, Seoul, Korea.