Symposium on the Future of e-Health


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Health Care in the UK is facing many issues, especially related to the lack of standardization of data infrastructures, and from the increased demands of an aging population. In the future, systems thus need to be created in a way that are much more patient centric, and which allow for patients to be cared for in a holistic way. A key element of this is that the must be scaleable, robust and secure.

This event aims to present some of the reseach and best practice around next generation health care infrastructures, and how they could be used to bring benefits to all the stakeholders involved. It will also presents the key deliverables from collaborations involved in the creation of a novel secure and robust e-Health Platform.

The aim of this event is on outline the future of e-Health, and the key areas covered include:

  • Next Generation e-Health Infrastructures, especially around Cloud Computing, which are scaleable, robust and secure.

  • Patient Centric Approaches.

  • Security Infrastrutures for Health Care, and cross-domain information sharing.

  • Assisted Living Infrastructures and their links to formal health care.

  • Integration of Primary and Secondary Health Care with Assisted Living.

  • Sensor infrastructures, patient identification, and assisted living.

  • Creation of collaborative infrastructures and knowledge exchange.

The full details of this event are at:
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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
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Christoph Thuemmler
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Elias Ekonomou
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Owen Lo
Research Fellow
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Data Capture and Auto Identification Reference
This project relates to the research collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University, CipherLab, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, GS1 UK, Imperial College, and Kodit, and is funded through a research project with the TSB (Technology Strategy Board).
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.