Cloud Computing in Health Care – On Effective Ways to Deal with Sensitive Patient Data in a Secure Cloud Environment

Horst Schwichtenberg & Steffen Claus, Fraunhofer SCAI

The talk outlines the developments and outcomes of the first year of the cloud4health project. The project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, focuses on study-specific analysis of clinical patient data, such as surgery and discharge reports, in a secure cloud infrastructure. Given the data’s sensitive nature, the main project focus rests on guaranteeing their confidentiality and integrity. The talk gives an overview on the most relevant legislative regulations and presents the solutions elaborated in the project. The implementations of cloud security measures will be outlined as well.