Improving Healthcare using Privacy Preserving Association Rule Mining in Distributed Healthcare Data
Nikunj H. Domadiya1, Arpesh Kumar2, Udai Pratap Rao3

1Nikunj H. Domadiya, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujrat), India.
Arpesh Kumar, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujrat), India.
Udai Pratap Rao, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujrat), India.

Manuscript received on 18 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 592-596 | Volume-8 Issue-4, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: D6476048419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The trend of data mining in healthcare has increased due to the digitalization of hospitals with electronic health records (EHR) system. The data stored at EHR systems are valuable assets for medical research. Association between disease and patient’s symptoms facilitate the doctors in taking healthcare decisions. The accuracy of decision can be enhanced by association rule mining on distributed healthcare data. The prerequisite is to share healthcare data by all collaborative EHR systems. Disclosing patient’s healthcare data for collaborative data mining may cause privacy issues. Privacy preserving distributed data mining solves this problem by achieving privacy and collaborative data mining results. Existing cryptography solutions provide privacy with higher computation and communication cost. In this paper, we propose an efficient approach for finding association rules in distributed horizontally partition healthcare data with comparatively efficient communication and computation cost. The theoretical and practical evaluation shows that our approach is efficient, scalable and outperforms existing approach. At last, we have shown the real application of proposed approach for breast cancer prediction based on symptoms of patients.
Keywords: Distributed Healthcare Data, Association Rule Mining, Privacy Issues, Privacy Preserving Data Mining, Breast Cancer Prediction.

Scope of the Article: Data Mining