The second contractual review meeting for the InteropEHRate H2020 co-funded research project (https://www.interopehrate.eu/) was held virtually on September 21, 2021. InteropEHRate aims to support peoples’ health by opening them up new ways to make health data available where needed. To make this possible, key health data is managed in “patients’ hands”, i.e. through Smart EHRs (S-EHR) on mobile devices. Data is always transferred via highly secure channels including a direct device-to-device. The InteropEHRate consortium successfully presented the results of the work of the project during the second period.
UBITECH, as the leader of health record security and privacy protocols of the project, presented the security and privacy mechanisms adopted for all the specified InteropEHRate protocols. These mechanisms include identity management, authentication (eIDAS-based authentication for cross-border interoperability), authorization (e.g. ABAC mechanism), consent management (including digital signatures), privacy (high-entropy pseudonym generation based on group-based signatures), and encryption (symmetric and asymmetric). The reviewers and the PO were very satisfied with the overall results of the project and provided some really interesting feedback and recommendations for future work.