Towards Trust and Governance in Integrated Health and Social Care Platforms

Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., spyra, g., Prajapati, B. (2017). Towards Trust and Governance in Integrated Health and Social Care Platforms. Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare, , (), 219-231.



The way health and care data is exchanged will considerably change due to the progressive deployment of integrated care platforms and cyber-physical systems . Next generation network technologies such as 5G will allow for virtualization technologies such as SDN and NFV, which will enable not only data exchange but also in particular multi domain orchestration and service aggregation in real time. This will require “trust” to be embedded into new e-Health platforms as a core value. For the use in M2M systems this needs to be translated in a system of rules and policies, which have to go hand in hand with cutting edge cybersecurity practices such as cryptography and access control. However, there will also be the need for strong governance especially when health information will become accessible across different domains and networks. In this context, specific translation gateways have proven helpful and should be investigated further.
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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Christoph Thuemmler
+44 131 455 2758

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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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    Keywords: cyber security