The European Commission is very focused on the development of solutions to allow effective cross-border health-care data inter-change with the aim of guaranteeing a uniform QoS level of health-care systems across Europe. A first effort in this direction was made by the epSOS project with the OpenNCP platform which overcomes interoperability issues in patients health information exchange among European healthcare systems. However, some security issues are only partially solved, leading to the KONFIDO project which will address them by extending OpenNCP with a sound holistic approach to security at a systemic level. This paper describes the KONFIDO project’s approach, discusses its design and its representation as a system of interacting agents. We also discuss how it is being deployed by combining complementary security enhancing technologies with the ultimate goal of increasing trust and security in data exchange systems for eHealth.
Staffa, M., Coppolino, L., Sgaglione, L., Gelenbe, E., Komnios, I., Grivas, E., Castaldo, O.S.L.: Konfido: An OpenNCP-based secure E health data exchange system. In: Gelenbe, E., Campegiani, P., Czachorski, T., Katsikas, S., Komnios, I., Romano, L., Tzovaras, D. (eds.) Recent Cybersecurity Research in Europe: Proceedings of the 2018 ISCIS Security Workshop, Imperial College London. Lecture Notes CCIS No. 821, Springer Verlag (2018)