Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
Title: eHealth for the Citizen for Better Privacy and Data Protection
The benefits of accumulated medical records are self-evident, but we need to spare a thought, too, for the amount of risk they create. Privacy and protection of personal data is of the utmost importance both to the European Union and to each of its Member States - and maintaining the privacy of sensitive health data is becoming an ever greater challenge, particularly in the area of cloud computing. Is it possible to preserve privacy at all nowadays? Do Member States consider the possibility that the level of data protection may influence whether data becomes open? This session will provide an opportunity to discuss open healthcare systems and the possibilities offered by accumulated data throughout Europe.
The question asked is whether is at all possible to preserve privacy nowadays; this does not refer only to medical data but to all kinds of data regarding the everyday activities of a citizen. The technological advancements in computer science and telecommunications provide tools for securing and protecting data and at the same time provide the tools to the hackers. The objective is to keep the good guys one step ahead of the bad guys. The presentation will outline the great benefits for the citizen in having ones electronic health record readily available, and the ways for maximizing privacy and data protection.
Christos N. Schizas
He received PhD from the University of London in 1981. Currently is Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. He served also as Vice Rector during 2002-2006. His research interests include: eHealth, Computational Intelligence, and Modelling of Brain Activity. He is the eHealth Editor for the Technology and Health Care Journal, and co-founder of the eHealth lab at the UCY. He coordinated the preparation of the specifications of the health information system of the Ministry of Cyprus. He lectures eHealth at the UCY for the Medical and Computer Science students. He attends regularly as invited speaker the annual eHealth Ministerial Forum of the EU. http://www.medinfo.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php/people/faculty
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