Comprehensive user requirements engineering methodology for secure and interoperable health data exchange

P. Natsiavas, J. Rasmussen, M. Voss-Knude, Κ. Votis, L. Coppolino, P. Campegiani, I. Cano, D. Marí, G. Faiella, F. Clemente, M. Nalin, E. Grivas, O. Stan, E. Gelenbe, J. Dumortier, J. Petersen, D. Tzovaras, L. Romano, I. Komnios and V. Koutkias

Increased digitalization of healthcare comes along with the cost of cybercrime proliferation. This results to patients’ and healthcare providers' skepticism to adopt Health Information Technologies (HIT). In Europe, this shortcoming hampers efficient cross-border health data exchange, which requires a holistic, secure and interoperable framework. This study aimed to provide the foundations for designing a secure and interoperable toolkit for cross-border health data exchange within the European Union (EU), conducted in the scope of the KONFIDO project. Particularly, we present our user requirements engineering methodology and the obtained results, driving the technical design of the KONFIDO toolkit.

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P. Natsiavas, J. Rasmussen, M. Voss-Knude, Κ. Votis, L. Coppolino, P. Campegiani, I. Cano, D. Marí, G. Faiella, F. Clemente, M. Nalin, E. Grivas, O. Stan, E. Gelenbe, J. Dumortier, J. Petersen, D. Tzovaras, L. Romano, I. Komnios and V. Koutkias, “Comprehensive user requirements engineering methodology for secure and interoperable health data exchange”, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0664-0