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. Another joint KONFIDO-SHiELD meeting took place in conjunction with the 7th KONFIDO plenary meeting in Paris, on May 22, 2019. Furthermore, partners from KONFIDO and SHiELD collaborated towards the elicitation of ethical requirements in the context of the exchange of eHealth data that resulted on a conference paper entitled "Resolving Stakeholder Tussles in Healthcare Systems: Ethical Challenges to Data Protection".