Patient data is not only vital for managing an individual’s care, it also plays an important role in increasing the patients expectations and to ‘humanise’ a data-rich patient-clinician experience through secure communication. This leads to a robust technology requirement as information must flow for the entire system to function as information is shared;
- Storing medical data from different sources
- Storing medical data from medical devices
- Full or limited access to data by the patient and authorised specialists, when necessary
Ensuring that information is processed lawfully and fairly, and is kept secure for as long as necessary, is a common value of everyone involved within the Health sector.
Cryptography plays a major role in the implementation of secure systems: confidentiality, integrity and authentication.