Today, the exchange of health data passes through national EHRs (Electronic Health Records), information systems made available by central authorities, which enable the access to patients' medical history.
InteropEHRate proposes a bottom-up model, governed by information producers and citizens. Citizens will be able to have their personal health data stored on their smartphones, using applications referred to as Smart EHR (S-EHR). All this, by relying on models and communication protocols that will enable the safe storage and direct exchange of data between hospitals or research centres, and the citizen’s S-EHR.
Among the technologies examined within the project, there is also Blockchain, which will be studied to identify new authorization mechanisms for the exchange of information, to provide additional security guarantees with respect to the basic solution.
The project is co-funded under the European Union's H2020 programme - Contract no. 826106