A Scaleable and Trusted e-Health eco-System: safi.re

Buchanan, W., Burns, N., Lo, O., Lewis, R., Uthmani, O., Fan, L. (2013, April). A Scaleable and Trusted e-Health eco-System: safi.re. Paper presented at Cyber Security and Privacy EU Forum 2013, European Commission, Brussels.



At present most health and social care systems do not have extendable trust and governance. This presentation outlines the safi.re architecture which uses three main components: a trust framework; governance rules; and strong access controls. The system is currently being applied into one of the TSB-funded DALLAS communities in the UK, and aims to provide a robust, scaleable and secure infrastructure for health care access. It includes the integration of a wide range of identity and attribute providers, including miiCard, and defines how they are used to define the trust requirements for a wide range of health and social care services. The presentation will also outline how the eco-System can be scaled to provide access to information from other domains, with an overall the aim of providing holistic care infrastructure, with a strong focus on integrated trust and governance.
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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
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Owen Lo
Research Fellow
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Niall Burns
Senior Software Consultant
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Richard Lewis
Affiliate Consultant
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Omair Uthmani
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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.

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