Our Aims and Objectives
The specific aims of the Serums project are:
- Aim 1: To develop new techniques that will allow the delivery of a new form of smart, patient-centric health- care through a holistic approach that integrates home, workplace etc. personal medical care with centralised hospital, specialist consultant and general practitioner provision;
- Aim 2: To establish trust in the correct operation of such a patient-centric smart healthcare system, by developing new mechanisms and techniques that will allow confidential personal medical data to be safely, securely and anonymously shared between healthcare providers, Smart Health Centres, patients, family, personal health monitoring and alarm systems etc, without leaking private information to any unauthorised agents;
- Aim 3: To ensure that the patient has full control over their personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and other regulatory frameworks, while allowing rapid exchange of information to support e.g. transnational/cross-border healthcare provision, as required to meet patient needs;
- Aim 4: To demonstrate the effectiveness and generality of Serums’ results by considering multiple disparate use cases, under different national regulatory frameworks, and to ensure the maximum possible long-term exploitation of these results in future Smart healthcare Provision.
- Objective 1: To develop new techniques that will ensure the security and protection of personal medical data that is shared as part of a coherent smart healthcare system between patients, hospitals and medical practitioners, including across (possibly open and/or public) untrusted networks.
- Objective 2: To integrate personal medical data from multiple sources into a single coherent smart patient record, including from personal medical monitoring devices, general practitioners, specialists and hospitals.
- Objective 3: To develop new data analytic techniques that will be able to take advantage of advances in the availability of heterogeneous real-time personal healthcare information, as part of a holistic smart healthcare system, while respecting privacy and security concerns.
- Objective 4: To develop/enhance authentication and trust mechanisms that ensure that only properly authorized agents have access to the required parts of (personal and/or) medical data that are required to carry out their duties etc.
- Objective 5: To demonstrate world-leading levels of compliance with emerging legal and ethical requirements for the protection of personal and medical data across national boundaries, including transnational requirements such as GDPR.
- Objective 6: To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Serums techniques against a variety of real-world medical use cases, including both ongoing and emergency medical care scenarios, providing confidence in the delivery of high quality, ethically and legally compliant smart healthcare.
- Objective 7: To ensure good uptake of Serums concepts and technologies through a dissemination and exploitation approach that targets potential users of smart healthcare systems, as well as leading technology and healthcare providers.