SHiELD will unlock the value of health data to European citizens and businesses by overcoming security and regulatory challenges that today prevent this data being exchanged with those who need it. This will make it possible to provide better health care to mobile citizens across European borders, and facilitate legitimate commercial uses of health data.

In terms of the SHiELD-KONFIDO collaboration, representatives of the two projects had a joint meeting in London, on February 28, 2018, the two projects co-organize a joint Special Issue in the IET Software journal, and a representative from each project attended the 2018 eHDSI Technical Boot Camp, held in Brussels, on April 25-26, 2018