On the benefits and security risks of a user-centric data sharing platform for healthcare provision

Matthew Banton, Juliana Bowles*, Agastya Silvina, Thais Webber

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

With data breaches on the rise especially after a Covid pandemic, a huge challenge is to design secure platforms for sensitive data sharing and to support vital decisions for both healthcare provision and enhanced personalised patient care. Recently proposed is the design of a patient-centric tool chain to integrate cross-border medical records. The aim is to demonstrate how emerging technologies for authentication, authorisation, and big data storage can converge in a healthcare platform to enable citizens (and researchers) to securely retrieve vital patient health information whilst aligned with data protection regulations and standards. We develop an initial risk model with four common threat scenarios, discussing risk factors such as threat, vulnerability, impact, and likelihood. We detail how the healthcare platform design can mitigate the underlying vulnerabilities with countermeasures that do not compromise the data sharing process transparency and trust for users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct proceedings of the 29th ACM conference on user modeling, adaptation and personalization
Subtitle of host publication(UMAP '21 Adjunct)
EditorsJudith Masthoff, Eelco Herder, Nava Tintarev, Marko Tkalčič
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherACM
Pages351-356
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383677
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2021
Event29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2021 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jun 202025 Jun 2020

Conference

Conference29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2021
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/06/2025/06/20

Keywords

  • Data sharing
  • Healthcare system
  • Patient-centric
  • Security
  • User interaction

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