Patient Centric Health Care: An Integrated and Secure, Cloud-based, e-Health Platform

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2012, ). Patient Centric Health Care: An Integrated and Secure, Cloud-based, e-Health Platform. Paper presented at BCS Branch Meeting, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum.



There are many issues related to health care infrastructure within the UK, including the lack of integration of data between the different parts of the health and social care system, and around an aging population. This presentation outlines a new Cloud-based e-Health platform which integrates new security models for primary and secondary health care, along with Assisted Living. The work has created dynamic infrastructure, based around Cloud Computing, and implements a Service-Oriented Architecture to provide access to key clinical services, such as EWS (Early Warning Score). Over the infrastructure is patient-centric, where the patient has full rights to their own data, and then can assign rights based on a circle-to-trust or from consent forms. This then creates a completely integrated governance infrastructure which includes Assisted Living and Primary and Secondary Health Care. The aim is thus to create an open platform for data acquisition, data storage and service provision, which has security integrated into every element of the infrastructure. The work has been funded by the TSB and EPSRC, and integrates with a number of collaborators including Microsoft, HoIP, Imperial College London, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The work is also a finalist in the BCS Technology Excellence Award 2011, and for the IET Innovation Award 2011.
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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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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.