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Patient centric health care: an integrated and secure, cloud-based, e-Health platform.

Buchanan, William J, Fan, Lu, Ekonomou, Elias, Lo, Owen and Thuemmler, Christoph (2012) Patient centric health care: an integrated and secure, cloud-based, e-Health platform. In: BCS Branch Meeting, 1st February 2012 , University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum. (Unpublished)

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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. http://www.edinburgh.bcs.org/events/2011-12/120201.htm

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Health; cloud computing; health care infrastructure;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.8 Data security
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Item ID: 5113
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 15:42
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5113

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